ST. LOUIS, MO. (May 13, 2024) – World Wide Technology (WWT) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Shay Gillespie, Diversity Business Development Manager; Samantha Gregory, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Chief of Staff, GSP International; Laura Kuehner, Area VP, Customer Experience; Katie Heyel, VP, Managing Director; and Traci Sever, Head of Global Security Sales Strategy and GTM to the Women of the Channel list for 2024. 

Every year, CRN highlights women from vendor, distributor and solution provider organizations whose vision and leadership have a beneficial influence on the technology industry. The CRN 2024 Women of the Channel honorees are creative, strategic leaders who show ongoing commitment to using their skills to innovate and drive success for their partners and customers. With this recognition, CRN honors these women leaders for their unwavering dedication and commitment to furthering channel excellence. 

In addition to being recognized as Woman of the Channel, Kuehner, Heyel and Sever were also named to the 2024 Women of the Channel Power 100, an elite subset of prominent leaders selected from the CRN® 2024 Women of the Channel list.

"Congratulations to Shay, Samantha, Laura, Katie and Traci on this distinguished recognition of their leadership and talent," said Joe Koenig, president of WWT. "They demonstrate a true commitment to excellence in everything they do and a passion for making a positive impact on those around them. We are incredibly grateful for their continued service to our organization, clients and communities."  

"It is a great privilege to honor the remarkable achievements of these women leaders in the IT channel," said Jennifer Follett, VP, U.S. Content and Executive Editor, CRN at The Channel Company. "Each woman on the list has demonstrated a deep commitment to innovation and leadership that advances their organizations and drives transformation and success across the IT channel."

The 2024 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine, with online coverage starting May 13 at



About World Wide Technology
Founded in 1990, World Wide Technology (WWT), a global technology solutions provider leading the AI and Digital Revolution, with $20 billion in annual revenue, combines the power of strategy, execution and partnership to accelerate digital transformational outcomes for large public and private organizations around the world. Through its Advanced Technology Center, a collaborative ecosystem of the world's most advanced hardware and software solutions, WWT helps customers and partners conceptualize, test and validate innovative technology solutions for the best business outcomes and then deploys them at scale through its global warehousing, distribution and integration capabilities.

With nearly 10,000 employees and more than 55 locations around the world, WWT's culture, built on a set of core values and established leadership philosophies, has been recognized 13 years in a row by Fortune and Great Place to Work® for its unique blend of determination, innovation and leadership focus on diversity and inclusion. With this culture at its foundation, WWT bridges the gap between business and technology to make a new world happen for its customers, partners and communities.

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