Granite Telecommunications Press Release




Granite’s Lauren Grenier Recognized as One of CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel

Honoree Makes Repeat Appearance on Prestigious List of Influential Channel Leaders


QUINCY, Mass. – May 20, 2020 – Granite Telecommunications, a $1.5 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Lauren Grenier, Director of Marketing at Granite, 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 contributions to channel advocacy, growth, thought leadership and dedication to the IT channel.


Grenier, a rising star in the technology channel and at Granite, is making her second appearance on the CRN Women of the Channel list. She rose quickly through the ranks at Granite over the past eight years and was named the company’s first director of marketing in 2018. Grenier is active in the channel community as a member of the Alliance of Channel Women (ACW), a not-for-profit organization of women in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. She's currently Chair of the ACW Communications Committee and in 2019, she received the ACW ACT Award for her volunteer contributions to the organization. Earlier this year Grenier received the 2020 Channel Partners Circle of Excellence Award.


“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.”


“Lauren is driven and resourceful, and she continues to standout – not only in Granite’s sizable organization, but in the channel community,” said Charlie Pagliazzo, Vice President of Channels for Granite. “She’s been instrumental in our efforts to make Granite known for not only POTS, but our advanced suite of business communications solutions. We’re thrilled that Lauren is part of the Granite team and congratulate her for being honored on the CRN Women of the Channel list.”


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


About Granite

Granite delivers one-stop communications solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.5 billion company serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management. Granite launched in 2002 and grew quickly by helping businesses to simplify sourcing and management of local and long distance phone services with one point of contact and one invoice for all their office locations nationwide. Today, Granite is the leader in aggregating Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS), and has extended its unique value proposition “one company, one contact, one bill” – to include a range of advance business communications services, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and much more. Granite employs more than 2,100 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass., and nine regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit


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