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CompTIA Board Chairwoman and Three Executives Named to 2017 Women of the Channel List by CRN®

May 25, 2017

Downers Grove, Ill. – CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, announced today that the chairwoman of its Board of Directors and three members of its professional staff have been named to the prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company.

This year’s honorees include:

  • Amy Kardel, chairwoman of the CompTIA Board of Directors and co-founder and president of Clever Ducks, a technology service, solution and support company in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • Nancy Hammervik, executive vice president, industry relations
  • Lisa Person, director, member communities
  • Annette Taber, vice president, industry outreach

“CompTIA is a long-standing and active advocate for advancing women in the technology industry,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA. “Seeing four of our own recognized as Women of the Channel, along with dozens of other exceptional women from among our member companies and partners, is gratifying.”

The 2017 Women of the Channel list is comprised of female executives in the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

“These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel’s network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success.”

CRN editors select the honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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Steven Ostrowski