The Internal Revenue Service has appointed Victor Song as the new chief of its Criminal Investigation division, replacing Eileen Mayer, who is retiring next month.

Song is currently the deputy chief of the division. Rick Raven, who is currently the director of operations, policy and support, will replace him as deputy chief.

“Victor Song and Rick Raven bring a wealth of experience, integrity and dedication to their jobs. They will continue the great leadership tradition in CI as the agency faces new challenges,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman in a statement. “I also congratulate Eileen Mayer for her tireless dedication to public service for 35 years.”

Song, of Hawaii, joined the IRS in 1981 and became a special agent in 1983. He led numerous CI offices and joined the senior executive service in 2004. He became CI deputy chief in 2007. Raven’s IRS career began as a special agent in Reno, Nev., in 1987. 

Mayer will retire after 35 years of government service, much of it as a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She came to the IRS in 2006 and has been CI chief since 2007, leading the division’s stepped-up efforts to combat international tax evasion.

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