IT Women of the Channel Recognize 4 Edafio Females

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North Little Rock, Arkansas, May 11, 2022 – Edafio Technology Partners —”Intelligent Technology, Powered by People” — today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Melissa Swann, Cheryl Hearne, Lori Brockinton, and Shannon Sims to the highly respected “Women of the Channel” list for 2022. 

These four extraordinary women have more than 50 years of combined experience in the information technology and cybersecurity industry in their respective roles at Edafio. 

All are selected for inclusion on this list to succeed in Edafio’s advocacy within the industry. 

In the past year, Swann expanded her impact by helping to drive Edafio’s strategic marketing strategy. Hearne continues to advance Cybersecurity by empowering clients to understand the cybersecurity industry and Edafio’s service and product capabilities. Brockinton has and continues to be a big part of our Healthcare technology and Cybersecurity effort, and we are fortunate to have her leading the charge for our healthcare clients. Sims is a dedicated, hard-working leader who is committed to finding business solutions that solve our client’s pain points so they can, in turn, provide exceptional service to their end customers.

“Edafio is very proud that our women leaders Sims, Swann, Hearne and Brockinton are recognized in the CRN Women of the Channel list for their unrelenting commitment to our success,” said Kenny Kinley, President and CEO of Edafio. “They all have made a tremendous positive impact and are key players in Edafio’s significant momentum in 2022.”

Each collaborates with clients, partners and colleagues to expand Edafio’s business and work closely to understand the ever-evolving business models and, in turn, how to integrate our services into business plans for grander success. 

This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision, and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2022 “Women of the Channel” list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors, and solution providers.

The women honored on this annual list come from all corners of the IT channel — including vendors, distributors, and solution providers whose vision, expertise, and contributions impact the industry every day. These extraordinary women support partners and customers with exceptional leadership by bringing innovative concepts, strategic business planning, and comprehensive channel initiatives to life. CRN celebrates these women, who deserve recognition, for their constant dedication to channel excellence. 

“We are proud to recognize once again the remarkable leaders on this year’s Women of the Channel list. Their influence, confidence, and diligence continue to accelerate channel success significantly,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Their accomplishments will inspire others, and we look forward to witnessing their future contributions to the channel.”

Official coverage for the 2022 CRN Women of the Channel list will begin May 9 at A small subset of the honorees will also be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine, being published June 6 in print and online at

About Edafio Technology Partners

Edafio Technology Partners is Arkansas’s largest full-service technology provider and ranked one of the top managed service providers (MSP) in the nation, focusing on IT consulting and management, cloud computing, Cybersecurity, and healthcare practice optimization. Since 1999, Edafio has supported technology strategies for companies with a world-class team of 100+ certified engineers and specialists dedicated to providing world-class IT expertise to businesses across all verticals from their offices in Central and Northwest Arkansas. Edafio is also a UCS/SOC 2 Type 2 Certified, ensuring the highest level of trust and peace of mind for their clients. A recipient of multiple awards for its culture, technology expertise and code of ethics, Edafio is driven by and owes its success to living its core values, which begin with its commitment to clients’ success. 

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About The Channel Company 

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end-users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.  

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