Our continuing series spotlighting the MPSA board and executive committee features Jennie Fisher.
Q: How long have you been involved in the MPSA and in what role/s?
A: I became involved in the MPSA in 2009 by way of attending various events. I become involved with the Board as follows:
- 2012 - 2013 – Board of Directors (Infrastructure)
- 2012 – Present - Membership Committee
- 2017 – Present - Board of Directors (Chair of Collaboration Committee)
Q: What experience do you bring to this role?
A: I bring vast financing experiencing which is important given 95% of all office equipment is financed. GreatAmerica brings great experience and credibility by way of offering a bundled product, and provides the finance solutions, the documentation and the integrations to support MPS transactions. I’ve worked with many of the leading dealers in our industry as they have gone down the MPS path and feel this perspective will be helpful to the MPSA.
Q: What changes or opportunities are you seeing in MPS that excite you the most?
A: I feel like the group is energized and continues to be focused on helping the office equipment dealer/re-seller incorporate managed print, or enhance what they are currently doing. There are many dealers offering MPS as part of their go-to-market strategy, but there seems to be great opportunity in perfecting their success—I think an organization like MPSA is well poised to bring the experts together to help educate and share best practices and make that happen.
I look forward to various educational seminars that we are working on at this time. Through the collaboration committee, I look forward to spreading the word on what MPSA can do through industry associations and organizations.
Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time when you're not at work?
A: In the summer months I enjoy long walks, bicycle rides with my friend, leisure rides in my new toy and nurturing my yard and flowers.
In the winter months I look for places to go that are warm! When I am not somewhere warm, I enjoy spending time at home cooking and reading.
No matter where I am, I always enjoy spending time with friends and family!