Mary Hester of LAN Systems Recognized as One of CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel

CRN Women of the ChannelBerkeley Lake, GA, May 16, 2016 – LAN Systems, a leading Atlanta IT Managed Service Provider, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mary Hester, CEO 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.

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

As an electrical engineer and technology expert, Mary has devoted her career to technology service. While working for an Atlanta FastTech 50 company in the late 1990s, she developed a new service delivery model that won recognition by consistently leading the industry in service satisfaction. Today, she continues her dedication to unparalleled service at LAN Systems through managed IT service programs.

“These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry—growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements.” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem.”

“Such a delight for our CEO to be included in this coveted list,” said Lauren VanBuskirk, VP Sales & Marketing. “Mary has changed how our industry provides IT support services and I was honored to nominate her.”

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


About LAN Systems

LAN Systems is a leading Atlanta IT Consulting company that provides people-focused IT solutions. As technology experts, LAN Systems helps companies make the most of their existing IT investment and choose the right solutions to fuel growth. LAN Systems is a leading provider of IT Solutions for growing businesses in the Metro Atlanta. For more information, visit LAN Systems at

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