Justin Dean has taken leaps from being a plant manager in the Shelby County Schools system to serving as an Area Manager to now being Stratos’ Corporate Recruiter. Because he has served in several different roles, he brings great insight into what goes into being a good fit for our team. The native Memphian is truly a people person who enjoys cooking, writing, photography and spending time with loved ones.
Tim Maxwell joined the Stratos team in 2014 to serve as Asset Manager. In his role, Tim is called on to handle all internal assets, as well as facilitate all IT and communication needs within the organization. Before working for Stratos, the Memphis native installed IBM hardware. In his spare time, Tim enjoys experiencing local craft beer and visiting one of his favorite restaurants, especially Bayou Bar and Grill.
A Houston, Texas, native, Kim Gannon serves as Stratos’ Financial Administrator. Kim’s main responsibilities are to handle accounts receivable and work orders, payroll accruals, as well as financial reporting. Before joining the Stratos team, Kim worked in residential property management for several years and also went back to school to receive her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and attending sporting events like Memphis Grizzlies games.
Project Manager and Resource Specialist
Amanda Maness serves as the Project Manager and Resource Strategist. In her role, Amanda works to improve productivity and deliver creative solutions for business processes. The native Memphian designs tailored strategies that best fit Stratos’ business model and analyzes the effectiveness of projects as a result of her efforts. Prior to joining Stratos, she was a submarine cable engineer, a geophysics specialist and also a staff scientist. Outside of Stratos, Amanda is a member of Project Management International and PMI Memphis chapter, and volunteers with Shepards Haven and Arise2Read.
Kimberley E. Smith
Human Resource Field Generalist
Memphis native Kimberley Smith joined the Stratos team in 2019 as its Human Resource Field Generalist. In this role, Kimberley manages employee relations, training-related tasks and work-life personnel matters, among others. The Memphis native held a human resource manager position at PrimeFlight Aviation Services prior to joining Stratos. Outside of the office, Kimberley likes to take long drives around the city and attend fun events such as Cooper Young Festival and Memphis Botanic Garden’s Live at the Garden concerts series. She is currently pursuing a business degree at LeMoyne-Owen College and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Memphis native Shawanda Patterson joined the Stratos team in 2019 as its Payroll Administrator. Prior to coming on board, she served as a payroll analyst for Comprehensive Pharmacy Services. As Stratos’ Payroll Specialist, Shawanda oversees payroll and benefits for all non-supervisory employees. When she is away from the office, she enjoys traveling with friends and family, doing devotionals by the fireplace and watching football – especially when the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing.