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CRN recognises LMI’s Annie Willert

May 15, 2018

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LMI Solutions has announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Annie Willert, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list.

The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organisations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognised for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation. CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honourees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

LMI Solutions explained that Annie’s “wealth of knowledge and experience, having grown up in the industry, has melded well with a position in which she can leverage her expertise into a consultative approach to Managed Services.”  Due to her experience managing the Customer Service department, Annie is described as possessing “a solid understanding of customer’s pain points, which has provided added insight to her sales consultations.”  

LMI stated: “Her appointment to the Board of Directors for the MPSA (Managed Print Services Association) highlights Annie’s continued dedication to growing and learning within the channel. In further recognition of her success, LMI Solutions recently promoted Annie to Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Each of these factors contributed to Annie’s recognition as a leader of the channel by CRN.”
“This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honours executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives.” 

“There is no one more deserving of this honour than Annie,” commented Roger King, President and Chief Operating Officer, Retired of EO Johnson, “Her dedication to the channel, hard work and innovative approach to Managed Services, makes her the perfect candidate for a recognition such as this.  I have known Annie’s father, Gary Willert, for many years, and as a second-generation businessperson in the channel, she has inherited her father’s qualities of honesty and fairness, and is an absolute pleasure to do business with.  She is passionate, energetic, and talented, and I know I speak for many when I enthusiastically extend my congratulations to her for this honour.” 

 The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine.




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