Corey Cohen and Emily Ball of TBI Recognized as CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel

Chicago, IL, May 11, 2020 – The nation’s leading technology solutions provider, TBI announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Corey Cohen, Vice President of Marketing and Emily Ball, Marketing Manager 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. CRN® editorial team selects the honorees to celebrate a list of exceptional women acclaimed for their Corey Cohencontributions to channel advocacy, growth, thought leadership, and dedication to the IT channel. Becoming the first female executive at TBI, Corey Cohen is a woman spearheading growth within the channel. As Vice President of Marketing, Cohen leads the company's multi-channel brand strategy, public relations and advertising; while also being actively involved in the development of sales enablement resources and marketing campaigns, driving continuous YoY company growth. Recognized in 2018 as one of CRN's Women of the Channel, Cohen more recently earned the American Business Bronze Stevie Award for Marketer of the Year.

Marketing Manager, Emily Ball, is also named one of CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel. Playing an instrumental role within the TBI team, Ball develops tactical programs and initiatives focused on fostering partner success and propelling sales. She connects partners and providers with strategic alignment and implements tools to drive the sales process. Recognized as an invaluable asset, Ball received TBI’s 2019 Employee of the Year Award, TBI's 2017 Rising Star of the Year Award and serves on the 2020 HubSpot Customer Advisory Board.

“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, Emily Ballinnovative 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.”

“Corey and Emily are two of the industry's brightest. Their innovation and leadership have created value within the TBI organization and throughout our partner community. We are lucky to have them and are proud to see them being recognized in CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel,” said Mike Onystok, Sr. Vice President of Operations at TBI.

The 2020 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN® Magazine on June 8 and online at


About TBI
TBI is the nation’s leading third-party technology distributor. Since 1991, it has assisted Systems Integrators, VARs, MSPs, IT consultants and more in advising and sourcing the right technology solutions. TBI serves as a partner’s advocate, ensuring the proper provisioning of cloud, Internet, data, mobility, voice, and managed services from best-in-class service providers to achieve clients’ desired business outcomes. Through training and marketing programs focused on the benefits of technology to the business, TBI empowers its partners to be the foremost authority to advise and source all of their clients’ technology needs. With the largest back-office in the industry, TBI partners are fully supported by certified solutions engineers, pre- and post-sales operations, and project managers. For more information visit

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