About the 2018 Community Champions: Joe Lawless & Gaye Mallet
Joe began his UPS career in June 1983, as a loader / unloader in the Central Jersey District in Edison, New Jersey, and was promoted to part-time hub supervisor in July 1984. Joe was promoted to Programmer in Corporate Information Services (I.S.) in June 1986, followed by an assignment as Programmer Analyst in February 1989. He was promoted to Systems Programming Manager in February 1992.
Joe was again promoted to Project Manager in the Shared Services Portfolio in May 1996, followed by a promotion to Systems Manager in the Corporate Repository & Architecture (CRA) portfolio in March 2000. He later accepted the assignment as Network Systems Manager in the Shared Services Portfolio in January 2003, followed by an assignment as Systems Manager in the Operations (OPS) Portfolio in May 2006. Joe has held numerous assignments within the OPS portfolio, such as Scanning, AutoSortX (ASX), Global Timecard System (GTS), Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD), and On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation (ORION), and was promoted to Sr. Director, Systems Programming, in Shared Services in December 2013.
Joe was promoted to CRAPortfolio Manager in April 2016. Joe accepted the assignment of Infrastructure, Architecture & Engineering (IAE) portfolio manager in November 2016. In this role he was responsible for Global Network Services (GNS), Systems Programming and Engineering, and Enterprise Architecture and Engineering.
In January 2018, Joe was named I.T. Technical Services (TEC) Solutions Delivery Group (SDG) manager. In this role he is responsible for Problem and Incident Management, Change & Release Management, Asset Management, Service Desk, Request Fulfillment, Access Management, Infrastructure Services (IaaS, hosting), Data Center Services, Network Services, Security Services, and End-User Computing.
Joe holds a bachelor’s in Computer Science from Seton Hall University. He is currently a member of the Computer Sciences Advisory Board for Seton Hall, and he represents UPS on the Corporate Executive Board for Infrastructure.
Joe is active in his community through his involvement as a girls’ softball coach in Orange County, NY. He also participates in annual fundraisers through his church.
Gaye Mallet has been the Human Resources Director for Adams Fairacre Farms, Inc. for 20 years. Adams has given her tremendous autonomy to create, build and oversee human resources and organizational development for a company that has grown 75% since she started. Adams currently employees over 1200 employees in the Hudson Valley.
Gaye has identified talent and coached hundreds of employees to further their careers and abilities at Adams and in the community. For the past 36 years she has presented, mentored and taught at numerous seminars, programs, and workshops for area high school and college students as well as professionals locally and nationally. Additionally she welcomes partnering with community agencies like ARC, Abilities First, BOCES, and Poughkeepsie Children’s Home to provide vocational training opportunities for their members at Adams.
Gaye has been an influential leader in the community especially in her highly successful board roles with merging organizations. She was the board chair, leader, and driver of these mergers guided by NYCON’s professional team for both the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber’s merger and the merger of Mill Street Loft and Spark Media Project, now known as The Art Effect. After both mergers she was asked to remain the board chair for each newly merged organization. She continues to serve on committees for both organizations, and on the board of The Art Effect.
Giving of her time to community leadership continues to be Gaye’s passion. She was the Chairperson for United Way’s 2015 Campaign Leadership Team. She has been involved with United Way campaign leadership for 20 years. Gaye is also in her 5th year of service on the Foundation Board for Vassar Warner Home. Previously, she served 8 years on the board and executive board for the Mid-Hudson Civic Center & McCann Ice Arena and was involved in their consolidation with Ice Time in Newburgh, NY. She also served 3 years on the Elder Board of Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church and currently serves on the Personnel Committee. In 2016 and 2017, Gaye led a team to participate in the Dutchess County Winter Special Olympics.
Gaye received her BS in Education from the The King’s College and an MS in Human Resource Management from Mercy College, with highest honors. Gaye is the recipient of the 2003 YWCA Salute to Women Award; 2007 Girl Scouts Seat of Honor Award; 2012 NYS Senate Women of Distinction and 2015 Athena Honoree.