Channel Partners Announces 2015-16 Advisory Board

CLOUD PARTNERS — Channel Partners, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom solutions, announced the members of its 2015-16 Advisory Board.

The new members of the board were selected by the current board and Channel Partners staff from more than 100 applicants who responded to a call for applicants in June.

“Our board represents the converged telecom and IT channels as well as the cloud services space,” said Lorna Garey, editor-in-chief of Channel Partners. “It’s an exciting time to be in the channel, and we thank our advisory board for working with us to inform and educate their established peers as well as newcomers to the channel.”

Members of the 2015-16 Channel Partners Business Advisory board include:

  • Vince Bradley, WTG
  • Kristi Brown, Vonage
  • Meredith Caram, AT&T
  • Tina Gravel, Cryptzone
  • Amy Humphreys, The Alliance Partners
  • Jennifer Pinson, Rackspace
  • Janet Schijns, Verizon
  • Jonathan Skinner, Symantec Corp.
  • Brian Snortheim, Time Warner Cable
  • Carmen Sorice III, Sungard Availability Services
  • Cary Tengler, Comcast
  • Stacy Whitley, Cellular Optimization

Members of the 2015-16 Channel Partners Editorial Advisory board include:

  • Carolyn April, CompTia
  • Rick Beckers, Cloudtech 1
  • Manon Buettner, Nuvalo
  • Paul Cronin, Atrion
  • David DeCamillis, Platte River Networks
  • John Fakhoury, Framework Communications
  • Karin Fields, MicroCorp
  • Randy Friedberg, Converged Network Services Group
  • Michael Goodenough, BCM One
  • Rachel McNeese, Richardson Communications & Consulting
  • Nancy Ridge, Telecombrokers
  • Shane Stark, Carrier Access

Channel Partners depends on the deep industry expertise of its Business Advisory Board to nurture …

… the continued growth of our industry-leading media and events platform.

“The best practices and insights our industry partners share are invaluable,” said Rick Reed, vice president of sales for the Business Technology Network.

The Channel Partners Editorial Advisory Board adds perspective to editorial content in Channel Partners print and digital media as well as vetting educational and keynote content for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and the Cloud Partners event. Board members are regular contributors to the Channel Partners Peer-to-Peer blog and the Channel Partners Network online community at LinkedIn.

“We rely on all of our board members’ guidance to ensure that our publications and events remain relevant and timely,” said Garey. “And, ultimately, we expect them to represent you, the channel community.”

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About Channel Partners
For more than 25 years, Channel Partners has been the undisputed leader in providing news, analysis and education to the indirect sales channels serving the business technology, cloud and communications industry. Our Vendor Locator ( is the premier online environment where VARs, agents, MSPs and systems integrators can find and connect with the vendors and solutions they need. In addition, Channel Partners online ( delivers a constant content stream of unique and breaking industry news, feature articles and premium downloadable content. As official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo ( and Cloud Partners (, Channel Partners is the market leader that channel professionals turn to first.

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