Biography for Ray A. Pratt, Jr.
Area-Wide Shared Services, Facilities Management Shared Services, Project/Building Manager, Detroit, MI, US Army
Ray Pratt, Jr. served as the president of the Detroit Chapter of MOS from 2014 to September 2015.
Ray has been with the IRS for 6 years as a project/building manager with AWSS-FMSS.
Ray retired from the Army in 2005 with over 20 years of service. Most of his time was with the Army Corp of Engineers. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Joint Endeavor, Operation Enduring Freedom and 5 hurricane disaster relief efforts. He was stationed in Ft. Riley, KS; Ft. Bragg, NC; Ft. Shafter, HI; Ft Lewis, WA and Camp Humphreys, South Korea.
Ray stated that his vision is to increase the visibility of veterans in the IRS by hosting activities honoring veterans; displaying pictures and announcements of veterans and veteran issues; and getting veterans be more visibly involved with other employee organizations. He also wants to build and maintain a communication network for all interested in veterans for problem solving and sharing of experiences through emails and meetings.
Biography for Kenneth D. Brock
Small Business & Self-Employed, Field Collections, Revenue Officer, Chicago, Illinois, US Navy
Kenneth D. Brock, who joined MOS in 2014, served as President of Illini Blackhawks MOS Chapter in January through September 2016. Kenneth joined the United States Navy at the age of 19 and served 16 years. Kenneth was Honorably Discharged in March 2009 and is a Disabled Veteran. Kenneth is a Revenue Officer in Field Collections SB/SE, Post of Duty Chicago. Kenneth is married and have three children with Chasity Brock who is a United States Air Force veteran, Revenue Officer Post of Duty Downers Grove IL, and a member of MOS.
Kenneth’s goal as a Chapter President and hopeful National Vice President is to transform the MOS to be the voice for veterans in the Internal Revenue Service and outreach to other Federal Services. Kenneth is committed to developing and establishing programs to enhance career opportunities and quality of life for veterans within the Internal Revenue Service. Programs Kenneth would like to establish include but is not limited to:
- Mentor Program
- Veterans awareness programs for Managers
- Career Development initiatives
- Veterans Leadership pathways Program
- Senior Leadership inclusion Program
Kenneth believes that as veterans we have different needs and expectations than non-veteran Internal Revenue Service employees. Veterans obtained valuable leadership skills that are transferable to IRS leadership roles immediately upon onboarding. The above programs can help veterans transition into those roles and immediately have a positive impact on the culture of the Internal Revenue Service. The programs would be designed to increase the exposure of interested veterans and provide them with the right positions for them. As National Vice President, Kenneth will work with the National President and local Chapter presidents to increase membership and develop programs based on National and local needs.
Biography for Marie Judkins
Area-Wide Shared Services, Travel Specialist, Ogden, UT
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 started her IRS career in Receipt and Control Remittance and Perfection. She has worked in Collection Operations and is currently on detail as a financial management analyst for AWSS where she is a travel specialist.
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.
Biography for Lachelle Fryett
Deputy Commissioner Services & Enforcement, New York City, New York, US Marine Corps
Lachelle Fryett is a former US Marine and Georgetown International Business MBA graduate with 26 years professional management experience. She earned her undergraduate degree at Creighton University. She joined the IRS in 2012 and currently works in the Office of Online Services under the Deputy Commissioner Services and Enforcement.
For the past 19 years, Lachelle’s focus has been in strategic planning, governance, stakeholder relations, revenue and reporting responsibility to executive leadership in the technology sector. Her technology experience includes product and online content design and development, leading enterprise-wide infrastructure transformation efforts, building and leading usability and market research teams and their efforts, digital advertising, and marketing. Since joining the Service she has concentrated on standing up and leading innovative digital programs and business solutions in close collaboration with partners across all of the Business Operating Divisions.
Revised October 9, 2016