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MPSA appoints new President

November 20, 2018

The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) has announced that Tawnya Stone, Vice President, Strategic Technology, GreatAmerica Financial Services, now serves as the association’s President.

Her new role was effective from November 1, 2018.

Stone replaces Doug Bies, who served as President since August 2017. Bies has resigned to increase his focus on responsibilities at his employer, CDS. Prior to November, Stone had served as vice president of the MPSA for just over a year. She is the first female president for the association.

“We are fortunate to have such a high calibre MPS professional in Tawnya Stone to step into the most important role at the MPSA,” said Ron Alphin, MPSA Board Chairman. “Tawnya has solid leadership skills, extensive experience in MPS, as well as a fresh technology perspective to help our association evolve in the digital era,” he added.

Stone is also an executive council member of CompTIA’s Technology Lifecycle Services Community and past chair of CompTIA’s Managed Print Services Community.

“I am honoured to serve as the leader for the MPSA. We have an extraordinary group of experienced MPS leaders involved in the Board and Committees and I hope to increase that involvement and expand the MPS community,” said Stone. “Our Association is only as good as its membership activity and so I encourage those in the industry to get involved. I hope to hear from you,” she added.

In her role as VP, Strategic Technology, Stone is a member of the GreatAmerica Office of the CIO. The Office of the CIO makes decisions that set the technology direction of the company and include ideation, strategy, solution delivery, and operational decisions. In this role, Tawnya is responsible for customer-facing tools and products across various GreatAmerica business units. She works in close collaboration with business unit and functional leadership and external technology partners. Tawnya joined GreatAmerica in 2011 and since that time has served in a number of roles that have blended technology and customer facing activities. Prior to joining GreatAmerica she worked for Philips Electronics and Verizon Communications in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Tawnya is also a member of the Technology and Operations committee within the ELFA. She was recognised by ENX as a Difference Maker in 2016 and 2018.

Tawnya is a Certified Lease and Finance Professional and earned her B.S. in Management Information Systems from Iowa State University in 1995 and her M.B.A. from Marymount University in 1999.



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