Monday, November 13, 2017
Federal News Radio, Would-be Pharmacist Turned IRS Lawyer Honored For Her Leadership Skills:
Growing up in a family of pharmacists, there was no question Frances Regan would end up working in healthcare, but as fate would have it, law school was the right prescription for Regan.
Three decades after graduating from St. John’s University School of Law, Regan works as the area counsel for the IRS’ Small Business Self Employed Division for Office of Chief Counsel, and her work hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Regan was one of two federal employees honored with the Roger W. Jones Award from the American University School of Public Affairs, for her leadership and “commitment to effective continuity of government.”
“My real passion — and I think the reason why I got this award — is my activity in the management and leadership training in the Office of Chief Counsel,” Regan said in an interview with Federal News Radio. “The number one reason that people leave a job is that they weren’t happy with their manager and that there are failures in management, so I began to focus on the fact that we really needed to make an effort to train our managers. The counsel always had management training for new mangers, so I got involved with that training. I just felt there was so much there to improve on and to just train people to learn how to empower their employees, how to encourage them, how to develop them.”