The MPSA Q&A series continues with Annie Willert.
Q: How long have you been involved in the MPSA and in what role/s?
A: Personally, I’m rather new to the MPSA – however, my company LMI Solutions has been a corporate sponsor for some time, so I’ve been familiar with the organization and the value they have brought to our company and the industry as a whole. I am excited to become more involved!
Q: What experience do you bring to this role?
A: Having grown up in this industry (as the daughter of Gary Willert, President of LMI), I bring a unique perspective to this role. I’ve watched the Managed Print space grow and evolve over the past ten, five — even over the last two years. This unique position has afforded me the opportunity to bring in fresh ideas to a space that is continually evolving.
Q: What changes or opportunities are you seeing in MPS that excite you the most?
A: As I discussed in the question above, the Managed Print space has evolved so much in recent years—thanks to innovation. This is where I find most of my excitement and interest lie. There is a multitude of great tools and software systems that can help dealers streamline their processes and maximize their profits—, and it’s exciting to be able to offer homegrown, automated tools. Being able to help dealers identify these pain points and offer solutions that can provide them with that leading edge is definitely cause for excitement.
Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time when you're not at work?
A: For those that know me, they know that family is extremely important to me. I love spending time with them – which is good, since I work with all of them! I love to watch movies and binge on TV shows, I am a total foodie (especially spicy food!), I am a passionate AZ Cardinals fan – and the reigning champion of the LMI Fantasy Football league. On the occasional day that I decide to be active, I will either play golf, take my dog for a walk, or attend an Orange Theory class.
Besides my family, my free time is spent with my husband, Bryce, and our miniature goldendoodle, Nash (after Steve Nash), - if you see me at a show, I will gladly show you pictures!