Washington (Feb. 27, 2004) -- The Internal Revenue Service has appointed Bert DuMars, an electronic commerce expert and veteran of the information technology industry, as director of Electronic Tax Administration.

DuMars succeeds former director Terry Lutes, who was recently promoted to associate chief information officer for IRS Information Technology Services.

In his new role, DuMars will be responsible for the continued evolution of the IRS e-file program. The ETA oversees all aspects of the exchange of electronic information between the IRS and individual taxpayers, businesses and practitioners.

DuMars joins the IRS from Trend Micro Inc., a $400-million company specializing in content security and anti-virus software. As global director of Trend Micro’s 130-person eBusiness Group, DuMars led the redevelopment of the company’s global Web site and e-commerce consumer stores.

He previously served as manager of services marketing at Intel Corp., where he put together the project plans, architecture and operating support systems strategy for Intel Online Services. DuMars also served as a strategic marketing manager at Dell Corp. and as a network engineer for Southern California Edison.

-- WebCPA staff

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