February 2015 WIPP National Partner of the Month - Tabatha Turman
Monday, February 2, 2015
February WIPP National Partner of the Month
Tabatha Turman, President and CEO of IFAS in Woodbridge, VA
WIPP sat down with Tabatha to hear a little bit more about her business and her relationship with WIPP.
Tell us a little about your company and its mission.
IFAS is a professional services firm that specializes in federal financial management and consulting services. IFAS applies integrated finance and accounting solutions to every engagement to help clients build sustain, and maintain a profitable business model. We do this with a corporate commitment to provide on time service that is mission focused and results driven. It is our true belief that finding the right solutions to your business' mission makes doing business less challenging.
Have you always been an entrepreneur? If not, what, or who, inspired you to take this leap?
I was inspired at a young age to pursue owning my own business and found my area of strength to be with numbers. I joined the military to serve my country and gain an education. I was able to transition out and turn inward to my military community to gain opportunities leading government contracts in the fields of accounting, finance and cyber security. It's important to me that the work I do continue to support my country.
How are you engaged in your community (or state or national scene) in philanthropic or political causes?
I am currently the President of the Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority where I lead programs focused on youth empowerment through education and community involvement. I also have started the IFAS Next Generation Leaders Academy in partnership with the Northern Community College Woodbridge campus to teach leadership and entrepreneurship to high school students through summer camp experience. I am also passionate about closing the digital divide in Prince William County elementary schools. My company has provided underprivileged students with access to tablet and laptop technology that they otherwise would not be able to afford through a partnership with Occoquan Elementary School. Providing resources for children and young adults to pursue a bright future is an extremely important aspect of my community involvements.
Have you advocated for an issue or a cause important to you (for example: called or written to your elected official, spoken publicly, or written an op-ed).
Yes, I am very passionate about providing resources for military veterans who want to run their own business and become an entrepreneur. You can read an op-ed I published with The Hill this past summer on the topic: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/212444-resources-for-veterans-looking-to-become-entrepreneurs
Click here to view Tabatha’s bio.
Click here to visit the IFAS website
Follow Tabatha on Twitter @TabathaTurman