ATLANTA — March 18, 2015 — EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:ELNK, news, filings) , a leading managed network and cloud solutions provider for multi-location businesses, announced today that EarthLink Channel Chief Sherri Turpin was selected as a winner of the 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards, presented by Channel Partners magazine , a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom systems and services. Circle of Excellence winners were honored during an awards ceremony on March 17 at the Spring 2015 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. These winners will be featured throughout 2015 on a special Channel Partners Immersion Center at www.channelpartnersonline.com/circle .
“Circle of Excellence honors executives for their vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect channel during a time of transition,” said Art Wittmann, content director of Channel Partners. “This program recognizes IT and telecom channel leaders who are helping their partners create business value for their customers.”
One of the first women to be appointed leader of a Channel organization at a major carrier, Turpin joined EarthLink in 2011 in the role of Vice President of Channel Strategy. Her recent accomplishments at EarthLink include launching a highly successful series of Partner Roadshows held throughout the country, and the development of unique marketing programs to reach the Partners best suited to sell multi-site retail and service customers. Turpin was also just named to the prestigious list of 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs, an influential and elite “Who’s Who” annual list representing the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners .
“I’m absolutely thrilled to receive this Circle of Excellence Award,” said Sherri Turpin, EarthLink Channel Chief. “In 2015, I’m continuing EarthLink’s advocacy for the indirect channel with ongoing investments in Partner training and communications. In particular, we will launch a new Partner certification program that features EarthLink pitching and positioning in specific customer and industry environments and competency-building on our products and solutions.”
Channel Partners editors selected Circle of Excellence winners from applications submitted through January 15, 2015 detailing the candidate’s leadership in the industry, the channel or their company and highlighting their advocacy for channel support/resources within their own company.
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