(Cedar Rapids, IA) – In its first issue dedicated to women, the Monitor named GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation’s Tawnya Stone as one of the top 50 women in the equipment finance industry. The Nov/Dec issue selected the top 50 women for their “…industry engagement–participation in conferences, committees and volunteering–and industry leadership.” The Monitor is the longest running publication in the equipment finance industry and has a print and digital circulation of 10,000.

“Each woman [in this issue] has demonstrated the ability to lead and inspire others and has left an indelible mark on our industry,” noted Monitor publisher Lisa Rafter. “Until we achieve gender parity in the C-suite and in leadership roles, women are unlikely to receive the attention and visibility they deserve.”

“We are proud to have one of our own honored by the Monitor,” said David Pohlman, GreatAmerica Chief Operating Officer. “This is a testament to Tawnya’s impact as a technology advocate in the equipment financing space.”

Stone joined GreatAmerica in 2011, quickly rising from IT Project Manager to Vice President of Strategic Technology. She is also the past President of the Managed Print Services Association and serves on the Monitor board and Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Technology and Operations committee.

 About GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation

GreatAmerica is the largest independent, family-owned national commercial equipment finance company in the U.S. and is dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. A $2 Billion company, GreatAmerica was established in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992 and has a staff of over 600 employees with offices in Iowa, Georgia, and Minnesota.  In addition to financing, GreatAmerica offers innovative non-financial services to help our customers grow. www.greatamerica.com