Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mark Everson announced the of two new deputy commissioners, in personnel moves effective Dec. 1.Kevin Brown, currently the commissioner of the IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Division, will become deputy commissioner for Services and Enforcement, responsible for overseeing the agency’s four operating divisions, Criminal Investigation and the Office of Professional Responsibility.

Linda Stiff, currently the deputy commissioner of the SB/SE Division, will become deputy commissioner for the agency’s operations support division, which is responsible for the agency’s human capital and IT offices, as well as security, procurement and facilities.

Brown joined the IRS in 1998 and was the first chief of staff for Everson. He also served as assistant to the commissioner for Everson’s predecessor, Charles Rossotti. Stiff is a 26-year veteran of IRS operations and began her career with the agency in 1980, as a revenue agent.

Brown and Stiff replace outgoing Mark Matthews and John Dalrymple, respectively.
Dalrymple is retiring from the IRS at the end of 2006 after more than 30 years of service. Matthews, a former Justice Department lawyer who led the IRS Criminal Investigation Division until 2003, will return to private practice at the law firm of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Everson also announced that Kathy Petronchak, currently serving as his chief of staff, will replace Brown as commissioner of SB/SE.  Chief Human Capital Officer Beverly Ortega Babers will step in as his new chief of staff.

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