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By: Josie Heskje on May 21st, 2018

GreatAmerica Financial Brings Home Three Distinct Honors from 2018 Global MPSA MPS Leadership Awards

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, May 21, 2018 — GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation announced today that the company was honored with three awards by The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) at last week's 2018 Global MPSA MPS Leadership Awards. The awards were held in conjunction with the ITEX Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. There were 10 winners from the office technology industry, including three individuals. This included GreatAmerica for MPS Professional Services Provider, GreatAmerica as part of three companies honored for Best MPS Innovation Award, and Josie Heskje, Director, Strategic Marketing, GreatAmerica Financial Services, who was honored for Outstanding MPS Contribution by an Individual.

"We are beyond thrilled to have come home with not just one, but three MPSA awards this year," said Jennie Fisher, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Office Equipment Group, GreatAmerica Financial Services. "We are a founding member of the MPSA and have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in our infrastructure, processes and employees to be the best we can be at financing, billing and administering even the most complex MPS deals. These awards highlight our commitment to our office equipment dealers."

There were seven categories of winners at the 2018 ceremony; GreatAmerica was honored in the following three categories:

MPS Professional Services Provider – GreatAmerica Financial Services

An organization with more than one full-time employee providing training, research, or consultancy.

Best MPS Innovation Award – Clover Imaging Group, Print Audit and GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation (one award for a collaborative approach)

MPSA Innovation Award GreatAmerica Clover Print AuditEach year the MPSA sees new developments and initiatives in MPS that have the potential to redefine the way the industry is viewed. This award is intended to single out the individual, company, product, or process that can be genuinely hailed an innovation for the industry. This year, there was a novel approach to the submissions, with three member companies collaborating together to provide a solution to the industry around Seat Based Billing.

Outstanding MPS Contribution by an Individual

An individual who has made a significant contribution to the industry and the MPSA organization.

  • Josie Heskje, GreatAmerica Financial Services and MPSA Marketing & Communications Committee Chairperson
  • Ron Alphin, ABM Federal and MPSA Board Member
  • Kevin Campbell, Independent Senior Executive Consultant and MPSA Education Committee Chairperson

MPSA Award GreatAmerica Josie HeskjeThe awards are held bi-annually, and are judged by MPS experts in the office technology industry through a proven nomination and judging process. This is the fifth time GreatAmerica has been honored with an MPSA Award since the Global MPSA MPS Leadership Awards were commenced. The original press release with the names of the additional award winners of the seven categories can be found here:


Josie Heskje

Josie Heskje is Director, Strategic Marketing for the Office Equipment Group at GreatAmerica Financial Services. Using over 20 years of marketing experience, she helps guide the strategic marketing direction of the Office Equipment Group, and is responsible for the marketing and public relations planning and execution for the business unit. She is the former Marketing & Communications Chair of the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) (and current committee member) and was awarded a 2018 Global MPSA MPS Leadership Award for "Outstanding MPS Contribution" for an individual. She was also named an industry "Difference Maker" in ENX Magazine in both 2015 and 2017.

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