Three NWN Executives Recognized as CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel

Waltham, Massachusetts, May 20, 2016, NWN was thrilled to announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Dr. Jane Linder, Executive Vice President of Application and Data Services, Shannon Ludwig, Senior Vice President of Sales, and Lori Koch, Director of Digital Marketing to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list. The women executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision, and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

“NWN is proud to have our leaders recognized among the IT channel’s top female executives. This award showcases the hard work and dedication of these remarkable women.” Said Skip Tappen, President and Chief Operating Officer, NWN Corporation, “Our success as a company would not be achieved without the contributions of our committed employees.”

Dr. Linder has been on the CRN Women of the Channel list every year since 2008. She is an experienced business woman and widely-published thought leader with over 30 years of experience in IT, operations, and strategy. Her most recent book, Spiral Up, focuses on wildly successful initiatives. She leads NWN’s NSolve team and is responsible for driving growth in NWN’s applications and data service technology offerings.

“We are finding more and more powerful women leading our customer and partner organizations,” says Dr. Jane Linder, EVP of NWN’s Applications and Data Services group. “Our team gets on the same wavelength with them and amazing things happen.”

Shannon Ludwig has been with NWN for 17 years, and continues to drive sales growth in the South East region. She leads one of the top performing sales teams in the country and strives to solve business problems in a creative and efficient manner.

As the Director in Digital Marketing, Lori Koch, has lead the marketing team; developing NWN’s digital marketing and social media strategy. She has been in the industry for over a decade creating marketing campaigns that continually exceed revenue goals.

The 2016 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at