Konica Minolta announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Laura Blackmer, senior vice president, Dealer Sales to the Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.
The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy.
Laura Blackmer has extensive industry experience, including various roles in both sales and executive leadership positions. She is now a four-time honoree of CRN’s prestigious Women of the Channel list, a two-time CRN Channel Chief and a member of CRN’s Women of the Channel Senior Leadership Forum. Blackmer is also a member of the Colorado State University Business Leadership Council.
“I truly appreciate this honor from CRN, as well as their continued support of female leaders in this industry,” said Laura Blackmer, senior vice president, Dealer Sales, Konica Minolta. “The resiliency our dealer partners have shown in the face of the dynamic market changes we have been experiencing is inspiring, and it is a privilege to be part of their continued growth and success on their journey toward digital transformation.”
“Laura has worked tirelessly to help our dealer partners focus on growth opportunities amid an evolving business landscape by building and enhancing their digital transformation offerings. We are so pleased to see her efforts recognized once again by CRN.” said Sam Errigo, COO, Konica Minolta. “Laura is an incredible leader and we are lucky to have her on our team.”
“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”
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