Former Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Kevin Brown has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a partner in the firm's IRS Service Team.

Brown most recently worked as chief operating officer of the American Red Cross, which he joined after he left the IRS in September 2007 (see Acting IRS Commissioner Out for Blood). He followed another former IRS commissioner, Mark Everson, who became president and CEO of the American Red Cross. Everson has since been ousted after the Red Cross learned of an affair with an employee (see Former IRS Commish Fired by American Red Cross).

Prior to his tenure with the Red Cross, Brown served in a number of roles at the IRS, in addition to acting commissioner. As deputy commissioner for services and enforcement, he was responsible for four IRS operating divisions, as well as all staff and activities related to IRS audits, collections, investigations, and service delivery, including telephone operations and returns processing.

As commissioner of the Small Business/Self-Employed Division, Brown oversaw excise, estate and gift, and employment tax for over 45 million small business and self-employed taxpayers, and managed Bank Secrecy Act examinations on behalf of the IRS. Brown also served as principal advisor and chief of staff for Everson, as well as division counsel for the SB/SE Division and assistant to former IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti.

Brown's career also includes experience in the U.S. Justice Department's Tax Division, where he served as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, and as a trial attorney.

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