Tech Data today announced that it has named Jill Kermes as corporate vice president of corporate communications. Kermes brings more than 20 years of senior strategic communications experience and succeeds Arleen Quiñones, who has retired from the company. In her new role, Kermes will lead Tech Data’s external and internal communications strategy and teams on a global basis.
“We are excited to welcome Jill to Tech Data in this critical role on our senior leadership team,” said Rich Hume, chief executive officer, Tech Data. “She brings deep experience in strategic communications at a critical and exciting juncture for our company as we invest in transforming our business and delivering even more value to our channel partners and colleagues.”
“Tech Data is not only a leader in its industry, but also across the communities where it operates. I welcome the opportunity to work with Rich and the leadership team to communicate Tech Data’s business transformation, corporate values and commitment to social responsibility,” Kermes said.
Kermes brings significant and diverse corporate communications experience, most recently serving at Tampa-based tech start-up Lumina, and before that, leading communications for HSN and its parent company, HSNi. During her time at HSN, Kermes oversaw the internal and external communications for HSN’s acquisition by QVC and led corporate affairs for the newly created Qurate Retail Group. Kermes has also served in communications and corporate affairs leadership roles with Ketchum Public Relations, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Volkswagen Group of America, and as communications director for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s second administration.
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Source: Tech Data