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Trena Payton – ABN Technologies | V-WISE

Trena Payton – ABN Technologies

Date: December 14, 2015 Category:

Trena Payton – ABN Technologies

Payton HeadshotTrena Payton is a small business owner, Army veteran, and graduate of V-WISE San Antonio 2011. Her business, ABN Technologies, is a SDVOB verified, Women, Minorityowned company, located in Lacey, WA.

Since its inception in April 2003, ABN has provided clients with IT solutions in Project Management, Operational Support, Hardware/Software and Professional Services.  ABN has servesas a prime and subcontractor on various projects for the Department of Defense and other civilian agencies on federal, state, and local levels.

How It Happened:  “I worked for 17 years as a DoD civilian and then worked for large companies like Nordstrom and WAMU (now Chase).  I thought it was time for me to follow a path that was my own.”

In the Army, Payton served as a Telecommunication Center Operator in the U.S. and Germany.  According to Payton:

“My experience in the military gave me the ability to make something from virtually nothing.  I have had tons of help from a variety of people and sources, but at the end of the day, making the vision a reality is just me pushing my dream for the business forward out of sheer determination and force of will.”

The most important part of her entrepreneurial journey?  Perseverance!

Payton lives in DuPont, WA and enjoys reading and spending time with friends.

Trena Payton is a business woman, military veteran, and leading lady of V-WISE! Check her out at