This October, Jenny Fergason will reach her 10-year anniversary with TargetSolutions. After starting as an account manager and helping to implement thousands of clients, Jenny now oversees Client Services and handles the company’s largest metro accounts.
“It’s my responsibility to help metro departments really find the value in the platform because they have such great potential to maximize the benefits and cost savings,” Fergason said. “My job is to understand what the platform is capable of and act as an extension of the departments we serve to make sure they succeed.”
Fergason says there is great satisfaction in knowing her team’s efforts have helped the heroes who serve our communities as first responders. “That’s the best part of our job,” Fergason said. “It’s very rewarding to help clients who are depending on us for training.”
Here is a Q&A from a recent conversation with Jenny:
Going back a decade, what did you do before you worked here and where did you go to college?
Before TargetSolutions, I worked in retail and for a fertilizer company. I went to San Diego State University.
Are you married?
I’ve been married for five years to Craig Fergason (yes, like the talk show host; and yes, our names together are Jenny Craig).
Do you have any pets or children?
Both! One big, grey cat named Smokey and a beautiful 23-month-old daughter named Adelyn.
What do you like about where you live in San Diego?
My favorite part is the family-friendliness in La Mesa, where I live. There are lots of parks and places to take little ones, and it seems like everyone else has little ones so if mine has a meltdown, no one seems to notice.
You can only use three words – how would you describe yourself?
Harmonious, Loyal, Mama Bear. (Sorry Jenny that was four)
Who do you admire most and why?
My mom. She was a single-working mom who really showed me the value of hard work and dedication. She was, and continues to be my role model, even into retirement.
What are your favorite hobbies?
Drinking wine, cooking, having family beach days, reading, and going to sporting events.
What is your favorite movie and why?
Dirty Dancing – because no one puts Baby in a corner!