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Four NetApp Executives Named “Top Women of the Channel” by Everything Channel’s CRN


Julie Parrish also recognized as a ’Power 100 Woman of the Channel’ by CRN Magazine

SUNNYVALE, Calif., – NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Julie Parrish, senior vice president of Global Partner Sales; Debbie Medal, senior director of Marketing for Worldwide Channel Programs; Tricia Jennett, senior manager of Channel Partner Marketing; and Regina Kunkle, vice president of State and Local Government and Higher Education (SLED), have been recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as four of the top Women of the Channel in 2011. Parrish is also featured as one of CRN’s Power 100 for her outstanding leadership and success within the channel for more than two decades. This year’s Women of the Channel and Power 100 recipients were chosen by the editors of CRN Magazine from a field of vendor channel organizations, distributors, and solution providers. These honors highlight the unique value that NetApp delivers as a partner of choice and underscore NetApp’s commitment to excellence in delivering on its strategy to leverage diverse pathways.

News Facts

*The annual Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists recognize female executives for their accomplishments over the past year, based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel.
*This is the third consecutive year that both Parrish and Medal have been honored as Top Women of the Channel by CRN, the second year that Jennett has received the recognition, and the first year that Kunkle has been honored.
*Parrish, Medal, Jennett, and Kunkle were selected by CRN for the positive impact their leadership, contributions, and executive influence continue to have on the NetApp partner community. Their individual team efforts, combined with NetApp’s continued focus on technology innovation, partner opportunity, and enablement, have led to the growth and success of NetApp partners worldwide.
*The Power 100 Women of the Channel will be listed on The overall Women of the Channel list will appear in the July 2011 issue of CRN Magazine.
*NetApp and its leadership team have earned several prestigious honors from Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine this year. In March, NetApp was named a 2011 CRN Channel Champion in the Enterprise Network Storage category.
*In February 2011, the CRN editorial staff selected Julie Parrish, vice president of Global Partner Sales; Todd Palmer, vice president of Americas Channels; and David Drahozal, director of Channel Sales for the U.S. Public Sector, as Channel Chiefs. NetApp’s channel executives were selected for their leadership and execution of successful channel partner programs and strategies.

Supporting Quotes

*Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, Everything Channel
“This year’s Women of the Channel list honors those female executives who epitomize success within the IT channel – a traditionally male-centric industry. Whether they come from tier-one vendors, VAR500 solution providers, or just bring a bevy of channel experience that cannot be ignored, the 2011 Women of the Channel list recognizes the most influential women of the channel based on their overall achievements and their influence in the technology industry.”
*Julie Parrish, senior vice president of Global Partner Sales, NetApp “NetApp is proud to have four women recognized by Everything Channel and CRN as Top Women of the Channel. This honor truthfully speaks to our commitment to partner success and their loyalty to NetApp. Our focus on innovation in partner programs has always been, and will remain, vital to our strategy to broaden and leverage diverse pathways to reach our mutual customers.”

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