SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced that Alva Purvis, vice president of worldwide channel enablement at McAfee, Inc. was named finalist in the category of "Best Executive - Services Businesses - More Than 2500 Employees" by the Third Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs and the companies they run worldwide.
Winners of the Stevie Awards will be announced during a gala at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on March 2. Nominated executives and entrepreneurs from across the globe will be in attendance.
Alva Purvis joined McAfee® in 2003 and is responsible for McAfee's global channel enablement strategy, partner program development and execution. She has greatly strengthened the relationship between McAfee and its channel partners through activities such as the annual McAfee Partner Symposium, the McAfee Partner Advisory Council and the development of the McAfee SecurityAllianceTM global partner program.
"Being named a finalist in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement," said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. "It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of recognition. We congratulate all of the finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition."
"Alva has been instrumental in developing a world-class channel program and is known for her strong focus on our channel partners and their customers," said Mike Dalton, McAfee president of Europe, Middle East and Africa. "To be selected among more than 600 entries is a true testament to her commitment and dedication."
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/women
Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post (April 27, 2005), Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. Honoring companies 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 www.stevieawards.com
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