DALLAS, TX, May 26, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Irene Sanchez has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
After 38 years of Federal Government Service, Ms. Sanchez retired in 2018, from the Department Of Treasury, Bureau of Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Upon retiring, Ms. Sanchez received the Albert Gallatin award for exemplary service. She also received a commendation from the offices from each of the United States Presidents which she served under.
Ms. Sanchez began her career with the Federal Government while still in high school. Throughout her career Ms. Sanchez advanced to serve in multiple leadership positions and received many honors and awards for her role in leading and executing technological solutions primarily consisting of infrastructure upgrades and software installations. She also received two Commissioner's Awards for her leadership in restoring IT operations after major devastations, such as Hurricane Katrina and the Echelon Building Plane Crash Incident that occurred in Austin, Texas. The Commissioner's Award is the highest award bestowed to an IRS employee.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Sanchez also led numerous business process re-engineering initiatives and implemented several organizations from the ground up. One of the organizations she implemented was called the National Learning Center, where she provided innovative capabilities for delivering online education for Treasury bureaus' employees. For this initiative, she was nominated for the Malcolm Baldrige Award. Ms. Sanchez was also pivotal to implementing the first enterprise-wide email system at the IRS.
The last position Ms. Sanchez held in the Federal Government was the position of Senior Executive Serviceman (SES) for Enterprise Network Operations in the Department of Treasury. As Executive Director, Ms. Sanchez had program responsibility for servicing the technology requirements for approximately 120,000 Federal employees across the United States Treasury Department, as well as employees located at various United States Embassies. Ms. Sanchez provided leadership across all key program areas such as: Customer Support, Projects, Budget, Staffing, Asset Management, Engineering, Deskside Support, and Voice, Video, and Data Communications. Her directorate consisted of approximately 1,600 employees geographically dispersed. In her Executive role, Ms. Sanchez had responsibility for obtaining funding to support major initiatives and negotiating organizational change with the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU). Additionally, Ms. Sanchez represented the agency during grievance and arbitration hearings. She also conducted town hall meetings nationwide and served as a keynote speaker at various conferences within the United States as well as in Canada.
Because of her passion for teaching and developing others, Ms. Sanchez coached, mentored, and provided developmental assignments to many rank in file employees and senior level managers so they could gain the experience in executing the competencies required for advancement into leadership positions. Additionally, Ms. Sanchez promoted a program called "Pathways" which enables college students to enter into the Federal government as interns.
Ms. Sanchez received her Executive Leadership certification from the Center of Leadership Development at Gettysburg University. She also obtained a certification from Chapman Law University in the area of Procurement and Contract Management. Additionally, Ms. Sanchez holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Edwards University in Organizational Leadership & Communication and a Master of Arts Degree in Education Development. Ms. Sanchez' hobbies include ballroom dancing, hiking, boxing, and yoga. She also holds a black belt in Taekwondo. Today Ms. Sanchez continues to serve as a Mentor and is active in various church ministries and is a volunteer and board member for Community in Motion which is a nonprofit organization that provides wellness programs such as ballroom dancing for underprivileged youths. https://thecommunityinmotion.org/
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