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What Does Channel Chief's Layoff Mean For Windstream Partners?

Windstream's VP of dealer sales, Dan Sterling (left), lost his job in a string of middle management layoffs a few weeks ago. His position in the channel, however, has not been eradicated. Jeff Howe, the company's central region president, is taking on Sterling's responsibilities in addition to his own.

According to John Leach, Windstream's vice president of business sales, Sterling is the only channel executive who was laid off. Leach says that Howe should now be considered the company's new channel chief, and it appears as though Windstream plans to continue with business as usual.