DENVER—November 29, 2016 — Nancy Phillips, President and CEO of ViaWest, has been named the winner of the Gold Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Products category in the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

A 30-year veteran of the telecommunications and infrastructure industry, Phillips has spearheaded an aggressive and industry-leading growth path for ViaWest since taking the helm in 2012. Over the past year, Phillips led ViaWest to realign its business strategy to focus on delivering Hybrid IT Solutions that seamlessly connect on-site, virtual and off-site infrastructure. As part of this, she negotiated the acquisitions of AppliedTrust and INetU, launched ViaWest’s Cloud Recovery – DRaaS solution, forged partnerships with Microsoft Azure and Console, helped Shaw Communications open a state-of-the-art data center in Calgary, Alberta (powered by ViaWest) and officially opened ViaWest’s 138,000 square-foot Brookwood Data Center in Oregon.

“Each year we think the quality of achievements portrayed in Stevie-winning nominations couldn’t possibly get any better, and each year the amazing women who are recognized in this program prove us wrong,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards Founder and President. “We are thrilled and humbled to be able to recognize so many outstanding women in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and to share the stories of their achievement with the world.”

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2016 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.

“It is an honor to be selected as a winner in such a competitive award. As a strong proponent for diversity in the workplace, it’s also incredibly inspiring to hear about the powerful women represented in the more than 1,400 nominations that were submitted to the Stevie Women in Business competition this year,” said Phillips. “Diversity in the business world makes our companies and communities stronger, and ViaWest is happy to be a part of that growth.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

About ViaWest
ViaWest is a leading Hybrid IT Solutions provider offering cloud, colocation, compliance services and security solutions, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE: SJR). With more than 17 years of experience, 30 North American data centers and multiple cloud nodes, ViaWest offers IT and infrastructure solutions that solve business challenges while balancing cost, scalability and security requirements. ViaWest delivers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility backed by our 100% uptime commitment.

For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com or call 877-448-9378. Follow ViaWest on at LinkedIn and Twitter.

Media Contacts:
Dawn Small
ViaWest PR
(720) 891-2543
dawn.small@viawest.com

Jessica Harrison
fama PR for ViaWest
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