National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of information technology products and services to utilities and telecommunications organizations, has added Trena Quinn as Regional Business Manager focused on the south central region of the United States.

“We are thrilled to welcome Trena Quinn to our Regional Business Manager team,” said Susan Imm, Utility Manager, Business Development and Sales at NISC. “Trena brings a wealth of experience to her new role which will prove very valuable for our members. Her enthusiasm for NISC is contagious.”

Quinn comes to NISC after spending 14 years at Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative in Gilmer, Texas, where she served as both a supervisor of consumer accounts and most recently office manager. She served as project lead for Upshur through a conversion to iVUE that is scheduled to be live in September.

“I’m excited,” Quinn said. “I liked the values that NISC stands for. Most co-ops have a strong foundation, and I really like the cooperative principles of the business.”

Having spent the past 26 years living on the Upshur lines, Quinn is very familiar with the cooperative business model. After graduation from the University of Texas at Tyler, where she earned a degree in accounting, she became a Certified Public Accountant spending time working for her father as a CPA. In 1999, she discovered a position with Upshur and stayed with the organization until joining NISC.

“I followed in my dad’s footsteps by going into accounting and becoming a CPA,” Quinn said. “He was a CPA and he had a public accounting tax firm. I worked for him for a while and decided that I enjoyed the business side of accounting more so than the tax side. I knew cooperatives were good companies to work for and applied for a position that became available with Upshur.”

Quinn will be NISC’s representative for our Members in the south central region, which includes Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and her home state of Texas.

“I’m excited about the challenge,” Quinn said. “I look forward to working with other co-ops to see how they’re run, helping them improve their processes, become more efficient and use the software to the fullest extent.”