Rising Star Mary Beth Murphy

MaryBeth MurphyName: Mary Beth Murphy

Age: 40ish

Organization: Agency-Wide Shared Services, Internal Revenue Service

Title: Director of employee support services

Nominated for: Managing the transition of the Treasury Department’s HSPD-12 initiative to the General Services Administration’s USAccess shared-services program and, in the process, reduced Treasury’s reliance on contract staff by 65 percent over three years, saving up to $13 million in costs.

First IT mentor: Gina Garza, associate chief information officer for application development. I spent most of my career on the business side of the IRS. It wasn't until I accepted a job in the new Business Systems Planning organization that I was given my first real exposure to the technology side of the IRS. Gina was then the Director of the BSP. She gave me insight on the challenges of the IT side of running the IRS.

Latest accomplishment: Managing the Treasury-wide HSPD-12 Program Office.

Career highlight: Every time I run into or hear from someone I have had the pleasure of working with and then was given the opportunity to help them advance their career.

Favorite bookmark: Nextgov.com

Dream non-IT-related job: Health and phys ed teacher/personal trainer


Read a full profile of Mary Beth Murphy on FCW.
The annual Rising Star awards are presented by the 1105 Government Information Group, publisher of Federal Computer Week, GCN and Washington Technology,  to public and private sector employees in the federal IT community who have gone above and beyond their job descriptions to make a lasting impact in their organization. See all the 2009 Rising Star award winners.

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