Nancy Phillips, the CEO of hybrid IT solutions provider ViaWest
, has won a major award in Canada. ViaWest, which has headquarters in Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States, offers a range of services including hybrid IT infrastructure, colocation, cloud solutions and managed services. Other options it offers include business continuity services alongside data center, security, compliance and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) options. Ms. Phillips has been awarded the Canadian Governor General’s Medallion.
Ms. Phillips has been recognized for service that has strengthened Canadian and US economic ties. An industry veteran, she held a number of high level positions before joining ViaWest. Companies she has worked for include TSC, ConferTech International, ITC, RMI.net and Intrepid Communications. She is also currently plays key roles as “angel investor, mentor and advisor” to members of Colorado’s “startup and entrepreneurial communities”. Additionally, she is on the board of the National Center for Women and Information Technology, and Vice Chair of the Colorado Technology Association (CTA) .
“Your contributions to the growth of the telecommunications industry have been nothing short of phenomenal,” explained David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada. “You have set a high standard for others in your field, and serve as a shining example and mentor to young entrepreneurs.”
“I’m truly honored to receive such recognition from the Governor General of Canada and hope to continue helping improve the U.S. and Canadian economies through service and entrepreneurship,” explained Ms. Phillips. “Now that ViaWest is a part of Canada’s Shaw Communications family, we look forward to bringing our countries even closer.”Do you know of any other industry players winning awards? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.