APHA is excited to announce the addition of two new staff members: Tiffany Rowland and Tonya Messick. Each brings a diverse background and valuable set of skills to the association’s accounting department, and APHA is excited to have them on board.
Tiffany joined APHA in May as Senior Director of Accounting. She grew up in Amarillo, Texas, and made her way to the Dallas/Fort Worth area 21 years ago with her husband and son. Tiffany graduated from West Texas A&M University with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting. Over the years, she has developed a solid background in accounting and finance where she worked for 13 years as a senior finance manager for Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting. She eventually decided to leave the corporate world, moving to a private oil and gas company where she was Chief Financial Officer.
She is passionate about improving processes to work more efficiently and brings a rich skill set to the table. Tiffany says APHA has felt like home ever since she stepped foot in the office for her interview, and she is thrilled to be a part of the team.
In her time off, Tiffany enjoys watching her grandson play soccer, spending time with her family and vacationing at the beach. She is very involved with the youth group at her church and also enjoys learning about health and nutrition. She has a health coaching certificate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is passionate about helping others live healthier lives.
APHA welcomed Tonya in August as Payroll/Accounts Payable Coordinator. Tonya found her aptitude for accounting early on and also comes from the oil and gas industry. She has always considered accounting her career and horses her passion, so she is thrilled to be able to combine the two at APHA and have both in her daily life.
“APHA already feels like family,” Tonya said. “Everyone has been so welcoming. I hope to stay with the association and eventually retire from APHA when the time comes.”
Horses are nothing new to Tonya. She caught the horse bug early on and has had several throughout her life. She currently resides in Newark, Texas, with her family and her 4-year-old Andalusian mare. She enjoys riding English and competing in Andalusian shows. In her spare time, she volunteers regularly for the Fort Worth Dressage Society.
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