IPMA Honors Outstanding Contributors
The In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) this week announced two recipients of its coveted IPMA Outstanding Contributor Award. Monique Moynihan, with the State of Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, and Ken Tucker, of Ricoh U.S.A., will be honored at IPMA’s 2021 Virtual Conference and Vendor Fair, taking place June 7-18.
“Congratulations to Monique ‘Mo’ Moynihan on being named Outstanding Contributor for IPMA,” lauds IPMA International President Kelly Hogg. “Mo’s wonderful personality and her willingness to serve others make this an easy selection. Mo is a fixture at our annual conference, serving as Conference Chair and Volunteer Chair. She has always done whatever she could to help IPMA succeed, including helping write surveys for research, and speaking at road shows and conferences. We are so happy for Mo and know she is very deserving of this award.”
Hogg continued his praise for Tucker, the Channel Marketing Manager, Commercial & Industrial Print, at Ricoh U.S.A.
“Ken is the epitome of what a true business partner should be,” Hogg says. “He is always willing to pitch in and help us—not only, financially, but with suggestions and advice to further IPMA’s mission. As the point person in our relationship with Ricoh, Ken is responsive, enthusiastic about IPMA and has an unlimited amount of new ideas. I am so proud that the International IPMA Board of Directors realizes what a great asset Ken is for IPMA. Congratulations, Ken. Well done.”
The Outstanding Contributor Award was created to recognize an IPMA member or supporter in good standing who has demonstrated dedication and support to the association and made positive contributions throughout the previous calendar year. Both 2021 recipients were flattered by the recognition.
“To be recognized for this prestigious award is an honor, yet, at the same time, humbling,” says Moynihan. “With all the outstanding talent throughout IPMA deserving of this award, I never expected to be considered. When I joined IPMA in 2016 as an event volunteer, I thought, ‘Well, this is cool, but where do I fit in? I work for a print shop, but I am not a printer, nor work on any of the equipment.’ The welcome I received from everyone was warming. I felt like part of the team and wanted to do more.”
After that first conference in Denver, she says, the realization set in that IPMA is a community beyond print and mail; it is a community of diverse people sharing their knowledge freely, regardless of the organization.
“IPMA is a value-based organization that makes you feel welcomed, so much so, you want to give back repeatedly,” she says. “Thank you again for this great honor and for believing in me.”
Tucker shares her gratitude for the reward and respect for IPMA.
“I’m delighted and truly honored to be recognized by the IPMA with this tremendous award,” he says. “Over the past few years, I have cherished the relationships and passion held across their members and leadership. This is why I evangelize the benefits of this great organization to grow membership and public awareness. My greatest joy has been the opportunity to represent Ricoh in bringing prominent educational programs, best practices, thought leadership, and proven strategies to build relevance and success for in-plants across the country.”
Tucker has more than 25 years of experience in global product marketing, business development, workflow solutions, and professional services associated with digital transformation and print communications. He has managed various marketing and professional services teams at A.B. Dick, Xerox, and Pitney Bowes. At Ricoh U.S.A.,Tucker is responsible for enabling sales and strategic partners through winning strategies, products, solutions, and services. He is highly focused on the full document ecosystem from inception through to production and final distribution to deliver unparalleled results.
Moynihan has worked for the State of Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) for 15 years in multiple roles for Integrated Document Solutions (IDS). She moved over to the DPA executive director's Office Performance Management Unit a few years ago as a performance specialist. Her diverse knowledge of project, performance, and people management, along with Lean facilitation, has led her to this successful path. Moynihan’s TOPs facilitation certification expertise helps teams improve internal processes. She encourages employees to deliver meaningful products or visions through collaboration and teamwork. She believes in creating an inclusive environment where all employees feel valued and how their shared involvement reflects in all our services to citizens.