IBM also named a new North American channel chief. Tami Duncan was appointed as vice president of IBM's business partner and midmarket sales for North America, taking over for Bill Donohue, who retired from IBM last summer after more than 30 years with the company. Duncan has spent more than a decade with Big Blue and recently served as vice president of IBM's Northeast Region general business. She also worked as director of strategy for IBM Global Services North America. Prior to IBM, she served as vice president of integration at MSI.