Avnet’s Beth McMullen Recognized with Outstanding Women in Business Award from the Phoenix Business Journal

a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Beth
McMullen, vice president of information technology (IT), was selected
for the 2016
Phoenix Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business List
This annual awards program features 30 influential women in the Phoenix
area who have proven track records of significant accomplishments in
business and community service. McMullen was honored for her strategic
approach to technology-based solutions that have enhanced Avnet’s
services, as well as her commitment to mentoring students and
professionals pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and
math (STEM) related fields.

“Beth is an exceptional professional, leader and Avnet employee, who
uses her extensive IT knowledge to develop creative solutions to further
Avnet’s business and deliver results,” said Steve
, senior vice president and CIO,
Avnet, Inc. “Her energetic and vibrant leadership style stands out in
both her daily work and investment in the career growth of employees
throughout the company. Beth brings this same passion to the Arizona
community, where she provides the support and guidance professionals and
students need to achieve their career aspirations.”

McMullen is a 30-year technology-industry veteran and has been a core
member of the Avnet IT leadership team since joining the company in
2010. McMullen is responsible for developing and implementing the IT
strategy for Avnet’s global logistics and operations businesses,
including the development of strategic technology roadmaps for
distribution, global compliance and integration services. As a part of
this, McMullen successfully led the implementation of a warehouse
management system for Avnet’s largest distribution center that ships
10,000+ line items daily, and she also managed an initiative to
transform Avnet’s project management office. She serves on the
leadership committee for the Avnet Women’s Forum, which provides
networking opportunities, leadership development and support for Avnet

In addition to her responsibilities as vice president of IT, McMullen is
actively involved in the community. She is a board member for Arizona
Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE), a workforce development
organization. She co-chairs the organization’s Faces of Success
Luncheon, and serves as the board advisor for AWEE’s SheLEADS program
focused on professional development and skills training. McMullen also
advises Arizona State University’s Women in STEM Club.

“This year’s class of female leaders represents a vast array of
knowledge and influence that spans across the entire Valley and beyond,”
said Phoenix Business Journal Publisher Ray Schey. “We are
extremely excited to be able to honor these successful women.”

The complete list of the 2016 Phoenix Business Journal’s
Outstanding Women in Business is available online at http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/business/2016/03/meet-our-2016-outstanding-women-in-business.html.

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From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT)
accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology
globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative
products, services and solutions. Avnet is a Fortune 500 company with
revenues of $27.9 billion for the fiscal year 2015. For more
information, visit www.avnet.com.

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