Continuing the series of Q&As with new MPSA board and executive committee members, we welcome Vice President Tawnya Stone.
Q: How long have you been involved in the MPSA and in what role/s?
A: GreatAmerica has been an active member and supporter of the MPSA since its inception, and my personal involvement includes serving as a judge for the 2016 MPSA awards.
Q: What experience do you bring to this role?
A: I have been involved in the MPS industry for several years, primarily interfacing with dealers and helping them utilize technology to improve their internal processes. I also had the opportunity to serve on the CompTIA MPS community for five years before becoming the chair for the past two years. That experience gave me the chance to partner with many industry leaders and dealers to create MPS related resources and deliverables. Now that the MPS Community has been absorbed into another CompTIA community, I am excited for the opportunity to continue working with others to focus on furthering MPS education and knowledge. With over 20 years of IT experience with an emphasis on billing/invoicing and integrations, I am excited to bring a technology perspective to the association.
Q: What changes or opportunities are you seeing in MPS that excite you the most?
A: It seems like dealers understand that what made them successful in the past may not be what keeps them successful going forward. We have seen different strategies emerge, but the ability to deliver a valuable MPS program is one of the most complementary to their current business model. I love being a part of something that drives our industry forward and provides assistance to dealers that want to advance their businesses. I look forward to helping the dealer community on this endeavor!
Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time when you’re not at work?
A: I have two kiddos (ages 14 and 10) that keep me busy shuttling them between dance, soccer, baseball and basketball. Since I spend so much time in the car, I am an avid audiobook lover. As a family, we love to play all kinds of games … board games, card games, dice games, etc. We have found it is a great way to get everyone to unplug from their electronics and spend time together.