Payton Skeens has been an intern for ZF Chassis Systems Tuscaloosa, LLC, since January 2018. Part of this role includes processing contracts, tracking overtime and downtime, and preparing quotes to send to Daimler Purchasing and Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International. The other part of being an intern is involvement in the Interns and Young Professionals (IYP) Group, where Payton has taken a very active role. Within this group of 18 interns and full-time “young professionals” she leads several initiatives, including the coordination of events at Capstone Nursing Village each month, and served as Co-Champion of the IYP for six months, where she oversaw all ongoing and upcoming projects within the group and delegated tasks to be split equally among members.
Payton is currently a student at the University of Alabama, pursuing her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Operations Management with a specialization in Supply Chain Management through the Accelerated Master’s Program. She is very active on campus, serving currently as an Officer for the Society of Operations Management Students and as the Vice President of Finance for her business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. Additionally, she is involved with her sorority, Alpha Delta Chi, and Manderson Graduate School’s Specialized Master’s Association (MSMA).
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