Stanley Friendship - Acting Regional Commissioner, Seattle Region Stanley Friendship
Regional Commissioner
Seattle Region

Stanley C. Friendship is the Regional Commissioner for the Social Security Administration, Seattle Region.

Stanley began his career with Social Security as an Access Student in Everett, Washington, more than thirty years ago with the hope of making a difference in the lives of people he served. During his tenure with the agency, he has held several progressively more challenging positions in the field office environment: Claims Development Clerk, Service Representative, Claims Representative, Branch Manager, Assistant District Manager, District Manager, and Area Director. He also spent several years in the Teleservice Center as a Unit Supervisor, Section Chief, and TSC Manager. He has worked as an analyst in both the central and the regional office. Stanley completed the Senior Executive Service Candidate Program, where he held positions as Acting Deputy Regional Commissioner for the Denver Region, Executive Assistant at the General Services Administration, Division Director for the Division of Operations Analysis and Customer Service, and Acting Associate Commissioner of the Office of Central Operations.

Throughout his career, Stanley has promoted diversity and has actively shared his passion for public service with his clients and colleagues. He strongly advocates developing employees for higher-level opportunities knowing that succession management is so important for the future. He maintains that it is critical for Social Security to have employees who not only produce high quality work but also contribute their unique ideas to improve and streamline the work of the agency.

Stanley was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned an Associate degree from Bellevue Community College as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. He is married with one daughter, and he is also the proud grandfather of three granddaughters. In his free time, Stanley enjoys his other job as a professional drummer.

June 2014