Washington (April 27, 2004) -- The Internal Revenue Service has named eight new members to its Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Government Entities (ACT).   The ACT was established in 2001 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide a public forum for the discussion of issues affecting the tax-exempt and government entities communities.   The appointees, who assume their duties in June, join 10 returning committee members.   The appointees are: Julie Floch, CPA, of New York, a partner and director of not-for-profit services at Eisner; Suzanne Ross McDowell of Washington D.C., a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Charles Lax of Southfield, Mich., a shareholder and chairman of the employee benefits group at Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller PC; Charles F. Plenge of Dallas, a partner and chair of the employee benefits/executive compensation practice group at Haynes & Boone LLP; David Singleton of Wilmington, Del., secretary of finance for the State of Delaware; Robert Gips of Portland, Maine, an attorney at Drummond, Woodsum & MacMahon; Lenor Scheffler of Minneapolis, an enrolled member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Minnesota and an attorney with Best & Flanagan LLP; and Robert Donovan of Providence, R.I., executive director of the Rhode Island Health & Educational Building Corp.   -- WebCPA staff

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