Washington (Jan. 15, 2003) -- The Bush Administration has nominated Mark W. Everson to serve as the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service."Mark Everson is the right candidate with the perfect combination of public and private experience and a vision to lead the IRS," said acting Treasury secretary Kenneth W. Dam. "The time taken to find such a candidate has been time well spent."

Most recently, Everson served as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, the president’s chief management officer, with responsibility for establishing management policies for all executive agencies in the areas of finance, human capital, procurement, and information technology. Prior to that, he was controller of the Office of Federal Financial Management.

Before joining the Bush Administration in August 2001, Mr. Everson served as Group Vice President - Finance of SC International Services, Inc., a $2.2 billion privately owned, Dallas-based food services company. From 1988 until 1998, Everson was an executive with the Pechiney Group, a large producer and converter of aluminum.

Everson began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in New York. He received his B.A. in History from Yale University and has a Masters of Science in Accounting from the New York University Business School.

"I'm pleased the administration named a nominee who has some business experience, which I'd cited as a priority," said Sen. Chuck Grassley, incoming chairman of the Committee on Finance. "I'll review the nomination closely to ensure that the taxpayers are served by an IRS commissioner who can deliver better taxpayer assistance and improved tax administration."

-- Electronic Accountant Newswire staff

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