Stanley first joined Toastmasters in 1997 to improve his self esteem. As he continued his involvement in the club, he was given opportunities to serve in other roles to serve the district and he accepted. Over the years, he has served as an Area Governor, two terms as a Division Governor, Lt Governor of Marketing, Lt Governor of Excellence/Training and District Governor. In all three years he served in the district trio, he achieved Distinguished status for his position and the year he was District Governor the district achieved Select Distinguished status. In 2012, the TI board of directors selected Stan to serve as the Region 3 Advisor over seven Toastmasters districts. After serving as RA, Stan has been a conference committee chair, PDG chair, procedures chair, leadership chair and credentials chair. This year, the members of the district have chosen Stan to serve as the District Director and he is excited about the opportunity to lead the members and clubs of District 55 toward achieving excellence.
Stan retired from the Texas Dept of State Health Services in March 2018 and is in the process of starting up his own real estate business. He is married, his wife Jackie is a teacher in Austin and she is looking forward to rejoining Toastmasters after taking a few years off to pursue two Master's degrees from Texas State University.