Alliance of Channel Women Elects New Leadership and Board Members for 2024-25

Alliance of Channel Women (ACW) a nonprofit organization for accelerating the growth of female leaders in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry – announced its 2024-25 Board of Directors.

The new 11-member board’s new leaders for the 2024-25 term include:

  • Mayka Rosales-Peterson (Senior Manager of Partner Marketing, Intelisys) as President. She has served on the board since 2021 and was co-chair of ACW’s DE&I Committee for the past two years.
  • Akilah Murrell (Senior Manager of Channel Marketing, 360insights) as VP. She joined the board in 2022 and served as Chair of ACW’s Mentoring Committee for the past year.

Additionally, ACW’s five new board members will serve two-year terms beginning in January 2024. New board members include incoming ACW Sponsorship Committee Chair Madison Beedy (National Channel Manager, One Ring Networks); incoming ACW DEI Committee Chair Staci Corbett (Senior Channel Manager, Fusion Connect); Secretary and ACW Events Committee Co-Chair, Sommer Figone (Marketing Manager, RapidScale); ACW Mentorship and Local Chapters committee member Tracy Hali (VP of Sales Operations, Intelisys) and ACW DEI committee member Jackie Steinberg (Channel Chief, DartPoints).

“We’re pleased to welcome these five new board members to the ACW leadership team,” said Rosales-Peterson. “Each of these women has been integral to ACW’s growth and success through ACW Committees or Local Chapters. We look forward to their contributions in 2024 and beyond.”

At the same time, returning board members include:

  • Brittany Caito (Director of Strategic Provider Management, AppSmart) as ACW Technology Chair.
  • Ashley Cole (Senior Channel Manager, Fusion Connect) as ACW Events Committee Chair.
  • Amanda Jardine (VP, Partner Marketing, GoTo) as ACW Education Committee Co-Chair.
  • Maureen O’Connell (Senior Director of National Partner Sales, Comcast Business) as incoming Chair of Local Chapters.

ACW also acknowledged the outstanding contributions of outgoing board members, including:

  • Cassie Jeppson (Director of North America Channel Programs, Operations and Strategy, Lenovo), who served on the board for five years, including the last two years as President.
  • Jasmina Muller (Founder and Principal Consultant, Partner Connexions), who served on the board for four years, including the last two years as VP.
  • Lori Graber (Director of Billing and Order Management, Telesystem), who served on the board for four years, including the last two years as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair.
  • Kelly Danziger (GM and VP Channel, Informa Tech), who served on the board for two years.

Special Recognition
ACW also honored the legacy of Board Member Carolee Cannata, who passed away on December 5, 2023, following a battle with cancer. Cannata, who was Director of Partner Development with GTT, served on the ACW board for two years and was ACW’s Sponsorship Chair.

“Sadly, ACW and the channel have lost one of its most vibrant and giving leaders,” said Murrell. “Carolee was a bright light in our community. Her energy and enthusiasm were inspiring. We’re grateful to have known her and will miss her deeply.”

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