CIS has named Stephanie Bourland the Chief Operating Officer and Kara Johnson the Director of Sales.
Lisa K. Johnson, the founder of CIS, has continued to modernize the 34-year-old company by adding a new C level position, Chief Operating Officer. Stephanie Bourland, the former Vice President of Sales, has earned this title which will allow her to focus on the operations within the company as she improves efficiencies of the processes to strengthen each key component of the business. She will also work on special projects and brings a cohesiveness to all the departments within CIS. As Stephanie transitions from her former position, Kara Johnson will be stepping into her place as the Director of Sales. Kara will manage the sales team, goals and process, while also acting as project executive on many high-profile projects.
Lisa K. Johnson, who will remain the President and CEO of CIS, says “I am truly honored to elevate these 2 dynamic women who will guide CIS into the future alongside me. I look forward to seeing their talents used to take CIS to the next level as a Furniture and DIRTT Dealership.”
Stephanie has been at CIS for 27 years. She began her career there as the receptionist and quickly moved onto to be a top salesperson and eventually Director and then Vice President of Sales. She brings unmatched energy and enthusiasm to every project she tackles and is an effective and inspiring leader. She has guided the sales team through exponential growth and will soon be applying that skill set to the entire company.
Kara has spent 8 years working at CIS and has a total of 16 years of experience working in the commercial furniture business. She has seen this industry from every angle, as a manufacturer’s representative to a sales representative at other dealerships across the country. There is a wealth of knowledge and a fresh perspective that she brings to her new position that will help to guide and hone the skills of the entire sales team.