Stanley Walker POD is in Memphis, TN and he is currently the IRS IT Users and Network Services (UNS) Memphis Telecom Manager (IR-2210-04) which cover five states and support over 4000 customers. Stanley joined the IRS in January of 2006 as a permanent full time IT Specialist GS-2210-07 Tier II Wintel System Administrator (SA) in Memphis, TN. He was in the Memphis Enterprise Computing Center (ECC-Memphis) and worked on servers supporting the whole nation and all major business units and the IRS 100,000+ employees. He progressed on a career ladder to grade GS-12 and went into management that same year in 2009 as a IR-05 Frontline IT Manager. He completed the IRS Frontline Leadership Readiness Program (FLRP) in 2009.
Prior to coming to the IRS Stanley was a Computer Systems Engineer at Frist Tennessee Bank in Memphis, TN. Prior to that he worked several others IT and management jobs after graduating from The University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a major in Management Information System (MIS) in 2004.
Stanley graduated in 1977 from Hernando High School, Hernando, Mississippi.He enlisted in the United States Army in June of 1980 as a private (PV1). He received his Basic Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama and his Advanced Individual Training (AIT) as a Pershing Electronics Nuclear Missile Repairer at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama.After completion of AIT he was assigned overseas to what was then the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany). He would complete five overseas tours of duties. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant(E-5) after two years of services and went on to achieve the Senior Non-commissioned Officer rank of Sergeant First Class (SFC/E-7).
During his 20 years of service (1980-2000), SFC Walker has held numerous leadership positions to include: Squad Leader, Team Leader, AIT and Leadership Instructor, Section Chief, Platoon Sergeant, Maintenance Control Sergeant, J-4 (Logistics) Maintenance Chief for all of US Forces Haiti, First Sergeant (Acting), and Command Sergeant Major(Acting). SFC Walker also completed four Army Leadership Schools.
SFC Walker awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal,the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, United Nation Medal-Haiti, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Army Air Assault Badge
Stanley is currently the President of the Memphis MOS Bluff City Chapter and was one of the organizer for a local chapter in Memphis when MOS first started up several years ago. He was glad to join and work with the then Bluff City Chapter Current President Angala Hobbs and leadership team to help not only to start this local chapter but also to have made it the largest chapter in nation. His goal is to help start new chapters and see all chapter grow with a purpose and be productive and true to its overall mission. Stanley moved up from MOS National Vice-President position to the MOS National President upon the resignation of Kenneth Brock as MOS National President in October 2018.
Stanley has been happily married for 27 years to the former Deborah Kay Powers who is a school teacher and plan to retire next year. They have a 26-year-old daughter, Camille and a 23-year-old son, Jonathan together. He also has a 35-year-old daughter, Ashley, from prior marriage who is a Pharmacist. Camille is a Hospital Healthcare Administration Tech and Jonathan is a Memphis Firefighter. Stanley love to draw, run, play basketball, and work on computers and electronics equipment.
Catherine Haines serves as a Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. She began her federal service in 2013 after a successful career as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Coast Guard. She was stationed at numerous units where she held leadership and command positions and retired at the rank of Captain/0-6 after a 26-year career.
As part of the Diversity Strategy and Proactive Resolution Services Section, she is responsible for the creation, promotion and implementation of service-wide diversity strategies and working with IRS leadership and managers. She currently serves as Program Manager for the Federal Women’s Program, Asian-American and Pacific Islander and Veterans Special Emphasis Programs. Additionally, she collaborates with IRS Employee Organizations and Employee Resource Groups.
Catherine has been a member of the Department of Treasury Veterans Employee Resource Group since it started. Additionally, she is an active member and Capital Area Chapter Secretary for the IRS employee resource group – Military Outreach for Service (MOS). She has made it her “personal mission” to mentor and assist other veterans in the federal workforce.
Catherine holds a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Mathematical Science from the Coast Guard Academy. She currently resides in suburban Virginia with her husband Rob where they are the proud parents of three young adults – Tristan, Shannon and Hannah.
Marie Judkins has worked with the IRS for 30 years and she served as the Ogden Chapter President (MOST) from October 2013 through September 2015, replacing Carol Permar who went on to serve as MOS National President. Marie was elected secretary of the MOS National Board of Governance in September 2016.
Marie started her IRS career in Receipt and Control Remittance and Perfection. She has worked in Entity, Exam, AWSS Travel Services and currently Collection Operations Management Assistant.
Marie has worked with IRS Ogden Campus groups and employees to hold care package drives twice a year for American servicemen and women deployed abroad; coordinated the MOS annual local and national Christmas card contest for Mail for Heroes; distributed water and cookies to the participants of the Veterans Parade in Ogden; and collected and distributed donations and cards to residents at the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home.
She served on the Ogden campus EO Mentor/Protégé board during 2013 – 2015. This local IRS board consists of a representative from each of the employee organization who work together to recognize and promote diversity through education, career development and charitable activities.
Marie’s father and his brother were both in the Navy, she has one brother who was a Marine, one brother who was in the Navy, and a nephew in the Navy and a nephew who was in the Army. She said that it wasn’t until her son became a Marine that she had a better understanding of all that our military do for our country and her. Her son served 10 months in Afghanistan and she is so proud of him.
Erik C. Bedenfield was born and raised in Chicago, enjoys exercising and being outdoors, and has a black Labrador Retriever. Erik served our country in the US Air Force, Air National Guard, and the Reserve. Erik has an academic background in Accounting, Information Technology, and Organizational Behavior. He joined the Service in September 2019 and enjoys the complexity of the work. His grandfather Davis Bedenfield served in the US Air Force and worked for the IRS. Erik says, “he is excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve his country.”
David Thompson joined MOS in December 2017, and volunteered to assist David Heiser with the website. In April 2018, David Heiser resigned due to other commitments, and David Thompson stepped in to fill that role.
David joined the Marine Corps in October of 1998, serving in North Carolina, California, Arizona, Florida, and Okinawa. David deployed with Task Force Tarawa as the Ground Supply Chief of the air combat element of 2nd MEF for the initial invasion of Iraq in January 2003, and was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal. David was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps as a Staff Sergeant in December 2009.
David joined the IRS as a SCEP Intern (Revenue Agent) in the LB&I Division, working his way up to the journeyman level. In 2014, David went on a detail assignment to the LB&I Communications & Liaison office, and subsequently transferred to the office permanently.
David holds Master’s degrees with honors in Taxation and Information Technology, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. David has volunteered as webmaster for his local NTEU chapter as webmaster for several years, and continually strives to learn new web-based technologies. He is currently married with four children, and lives in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.