On May 4th, 2014, Stephanie Tharpe received an email she had been hoping for.
Your speaker proposal for the 2014 SSA Fall Conference & Tradeshow entitled ‘Manager Incentive and Retention’ was accepted as a Concurrent Session by the SSA Education Committee.”
Stephanie stated “I was thrilled. I would love nothing more than to represent the owners and managers of our great state of Tennessee. Our Association is growing and offering so much to our members. I am delighted at this opportunity.”
Stephanie has been in the moving and storage industry since 1996. She joined A+ Storage of Tennessee, LLC in 2010 as a site manager and was promoted in 2013 to full time District Sales Manager.
Her accomplishments include serving as a Moderator for Self Storage Talk (SST), the industry’s largest online community. She has been a featured blogger for Inside Self Storage (ISS) and a contributor for the Tennessee Self Storage Association Newsletter. Stephanie was in the top three submissions for the “Best in Self Storage” Marketing contest in 2009 and was featured in the ISS Magazine.
In 2012 Stephanie was honored by the Tennessee Self Storage Association (TNSSA) as its Manager of the Year. And in 2014, she was a featured speaker at the ISS World Expo sponsored by Inside Self Storage in Las Vegas.
The accomplishments of her staff include Betsi Jackson, Manager of A+ Storage Fortress, who was named the 2013 TNSSA Manager of the Year. J.B. Sills, Manager of A+ Storage in Spring Hill, won a contest sponsored by Chateau Products and Virgo Publishing for his community service. He was awarded a free trip to Las Vegas for the Spring ISS Trade Show in 2014.
In 2010 she implemented an Annual Award Ceremony for her staff. With 16 years in the industry; her passion is to focus on the accomplishments, education and needs of property managers.
The 2014 SSA Fall Conference is September 9 – 12, 2014 and will be held at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. There are currently early bird discounts being offered. Visit http://www.selfstorageevents.org/index.php to register. Details of Stephanie’s Session time and date will be in our next newsletter.