68 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine BUSINESS SERVICES, CONSULTING AND HUMAN RESOURCES PRESIDENT, MARKETING RESEARCHER Francena Purchase Consultant Services Kentwood, MI Supported by an AA in business administration and management from Los Angeles Harbor College and a BA in English from California State University, Long Beach, Mia R. Taliercio commenced her career as a teacher in the 1990s. After serving as an educator for a decade, she decided to delve into the fields of human resources and billing, and was hired by Progress Rail in 2007. Serving the company as a human resources specialist and AAR biller until 2010, she went on to become an AAR biller for Harbor Rail Services of California. In 2019, she was promoted to AAR billing manager, where she remains today. Punctuating these appointments, Ms. Taliercio also served as an auditor for the TTX Company in Illinois. Understanding the importance of the human resources and billing industries, Ms. Taliercio attributes her success to the influence of others in her life and her humble attitude. Looking toward the future, she intends to grow within the company and obtain a directorship in order to oversee the entire AAR network. She would also like to eventually retire from Harbor Rail Services at the conclusion of her career. AAR BILLING MANAGER Harbor Rail Services of California Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Millennium Magazine Featured Listee MIA R. TALIERCIO FRANCENA PURCHASE-OWENS Supported by over 45 years of experience in marketing, academia and consultancy, Francena Purchase-Owens has served as president and marketing researcher of Francena Purchase Consultant Services since 2006. She has also excelled as president of the Purchase Business Institute, Directions in Research, Francena Purchase International Applied Honors Society, Francena Purchase International Applied Professional Studies Society, Francena Purchase International Applied Liberal Studies Society and Francena Purchase International Honors & Awards Society. Ms. Purchase-Owens pursued coursework at myriad accredited universities and received an AA, cum laude, from Bryant Stratton College in 1982. She also received a BS in applied liberal studies and MA in educational leadership from Western Michigan University in 1997 and 2004, respectively. Recognized nationwide, Ms. PurchaseOwens has held a plethora of administrative and clerical roles with the Paraprofessional Association, Grand Rapids Community College, United Development Corporation, Michigan National Bank and Wirthlin Worldwide, among others. Looking forward, she intends to publish a textbook on organizational management and leadership.