Konica Minolta’s Laura Blackmer Recognized in CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel

Written June 8, 2020

Categories: Commercial Printing, CP News, News

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. (Konica Minolta) announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Laura Blackmer, senior VP, Dealer Sales to its esteemed 2020 Women of the Channel list. Recognizing the unique strengths, vision, and achievements of a select group of women, this prestigious annual list acknowledges channel leaders who are blazing a trail for future generations. These women are from all areas of the IT ecosystem, including technology vendors, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations.
The CRN editorial team selects the honorees to celebrate a list of exceptional women acclaimed for their contributions to channel advocacy, growth, thought leadership, and dedication to the IT channel.
Blackmer has extensive industry experience, including various roles in both sales and executive leadership positions. She is now a three-time honoree of CRN’s prestigious Women of the Channel list and is a 2020 CRN Channel Chief. She is also a member of the Colorado State University Business Leadership Council.

“I am truly fortunate to work with such an amazing group of people and entrepreneurs, and look forward to being a part of their continued growth and success on their journey toward digital transformation,” says Blackmer. “Thank you to CRN for this honor, and for recognizing the hard work and accomplishments of female leaders in this industry.”
“We are so proud of Laura and extremely pleased to see her recognized for the third time with this well-deserved award,” said Rick Taylor, president and CEO, Konica Minolta. “Laura has demonstrated incredible leadership, especially during these last few months, to continue to drive new ways for our channel partners to be successful and make sure they are well-positioned to come out strong on the other side.”
“CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel list recognizes an accomplished group of influential women leaders whose strategic vision and unique achievements accelerate channel growth through cultivated partnerships, innovative thought leadership, and unwavering dedication to the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their accomplishments and contributions to driving channel success.”

The 2020 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN® Magazine’s June issue and online at CRN.com/WOTC.
Watch Laura Blackmer’s recent Inside the Channel interview with Bob Skelley on CRN.com.