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Tech Data's Katie Dumala Among 'Most Powerful Women of The Channel'

27 Aug, 2008

Tech Data's Katie Dumala Among 'Most Powerful Women of The Channel'

Clearwater, FL (August 25, 2008) - Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) Vice President, Marketing Services Katie Dumala is one of VARBusiness magazine's 2008 Most Powerful Women of the Channel. According to VARBusiness, these women executives "have a voice that resonates through every corner of the (technology) industry." This year's list includes women executives from other industry leaders, including Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft and VMware.

"There are many talented women at Tech Data and throughout the channel who strongly influence the growth and success of the IT industry," said Dumala. "VARBusiness is recognizing those contributions. It is an honor to be named to this year's list, which includes so many respected and accomplished women executives."

"We are extremely proud to have Katie represent Tech Data among VARBusiness' Most Powerful Women of the Channel," said Tech Data President, The Americas Ken Lamneck. "Katie leads a talented team of channel marketing professionals who are behind many of Tech Data's premier services and programs, including our TechSelect community of SMB VARs, TDAgency marketing services and the Technology Solutions Tour. Every day, Tech Data, our customers and our vendor partners benefit from Katie's commitment and leadership."

Dumala oversees the development and implementation of Tech Data's channel marketing initiatives. These activities better enable vendors and resellers to partner with one another and capitalize on the demand for IT solutions among businesses, government agencies and educational institutions nationwide.

Dumala joined Tech Data in 1998 as director of budgeting. Since then, she has held several leadership positions, including director of Sales Operations and vice president of Sales and Marketing Operations, before being named to her current role in 2006. She has more than 20 years experience as a senior operations and finance executive in both retail and high-tech companies. Dumala also is a board member for Centre for Women, a non-profit organization in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to providing individuals of all ages and gender a wide range of support services, including substance abuse assistance, family counseling, mentoring and job placement.

Prior to Tech Data, Dumala was manager of business analysis and an internal auditor with Publix Supermarkets. She also was a senior accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick. She is a certified public accountant and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of South Florida.

This is the third annual VARBusiness Most Powerful Women of the Channel list, and Tech Data has been represented by women executives each year. Vice President Government, Technical and Integration Services Barb Miller and Vice President, Peripherals Product Marketing Wendy Linsky were named to the list in 2006 and 2007, respectively.

VARBusiness magazine covers IT channel news, strategy and technology trends for solution providers, resellers, consultants, and network and technology integrators. It provides strategic news, in-depth analysis, research and management advice, along with strategic insight and technology direction to solution providers that are driving demand for IT solutions across business and government markets.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS:TECD) is one of the world's largest distributors of technology products from leading IT hardware and software producers. Tech Data serves more than 100,000 IT solution providers in over 100 countries. Every day, these value-added resellers depend on Tech Data to cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users, including small and medium businesses (SMB), large enterprises and government agencies. Ranked 105th on the FORTUNE 500®, Tech Data generated $23.4 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2008. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

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