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PMA Announces New Executive Director

November 17, 2023

November 17, 2023

It is with great pride and excitement that my role at PMA transitions from Vice President to Executive Director. 

Washington, D.C.– The Professional Managers Association (PMA)–formed in 1981 by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Managers as a national membership association representing the interests of professional managers, management officials and non-bargaining unit employees in the federal government and within the IRS–announces the appointment of Kelly Reyes, former IRS manager and former PMA Vice President, to serve as PMA’s Executive Director: 

“It is with great pride and excitement that my role at PMA transitions from Vice President to Executive Director. PMA is the voice for managers and non-collective bargaining unit employees at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and our leadership continues to reflect that. I come to this role after serving as an IRS manager for over ten years. I have seen PMA’s vital work from the inside, and as I transition, I look forward to continuing to advocate for PMA’s interest before Congress and the Executive Branch. At its core, our interest is the taxpayer’s interest. We are committed to making the IRS work better ,smarter, and faster to give taxpayers the service they need. The IRS is responsible for collecting 90 percent of government revenues–this is a mission too important to get wrong,” Kelly Reyes said. 

“In my role, I hope to create an environment where IRS managers have a place to be heard. I had the honor of working alongside some of the most innovative, resourceful, and resilient managers. Too often, great ideas die at the front line because there is no one up the chain to communicate these ideas with. I want to be that person. The IRS is going through a major transformation that has the potential to revolutionize the U.S. tax administration system. Itis critical leaders at all levels engage in meaningful conversations with the front line to ensure the plans can be implemented effectively and employees feel safe to raise any concerns the leadership,” Reyes continued. 

“Finally, as we transform the IRS into a modern workplace, we must ensure our compensation and development system modernizes as well. For too long, the management pay structure has failed either to encourage employees to enter management or encourage managers to stay and build a career in management. Managers do not receive the sustained leadership development necessary to succeed in the roles either. As a result, managers bear a lot of risk with little reward,” Reyes explained. “PMA hopes to expand our developmental program to engage manager sin robust learning initiatives that promote excellence in management as well as work with the IRS to improve or replace the performance review and pay structure for managers. We do not just need managers to enter the IRS, we need them to stay and succeed. PMA looks forward to supporting that mission.”

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