James_MinorOn April 21, James Minor will present “The Tax Man Cometh” as part of Bethany College’s Carl F. and Catherine Herman Mauney Distinguished Lectureship Series in Economics and Business.

The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Lindquist Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Minor enjoyed a successful career in the financial industry that spanned nearly 40 years. His experience includes positions such as revenue officer, group manager, management analyst and appeals settlement officer with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and Seattle.

In 2007, Minor retired from the IRS. Over his career, he was responsible for securing, assessing and collecting delinquent returns for individuals, companies and governmental entities; reviewing bankruptcy claims; resolving disputed tax issues; and reviewing eligibility for Collection Due Process Appeals. As an analyst, he evaluated district office operations in 15 states. He also oversaw federal-state programs and made recommendations resulting in changes to processing programs and procedures during assignments to the national office.

Minor holds a graduate degree from California State University in Fullerton and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis. He also has attended numerous technical tax and management courses with the IRS.

A gift from Dr. C. Herman and Emily Mauney of Albuquerque created an endowment for the Carl F. and Catherine Herman Mauney Distinguished Lectureship Series in Economics and Business, which has brought a business speaker to the Bethany campus every year since 1985. Named in honor of Dr. Herman Mauney’s parents, the fund provides educational and professional development opportunities to students, faculty and friends of Bethany College.

Emily Mauney died in January 2008.