Washington (Oct. 22, 2002) - The Internal Revenue Service has named Rich Morgante as Deputy Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division. He succeeds Darlene Berthod, who recently retired.

"The TE/GE business division serves a wide array of customer groups with very distinct needs," said IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti. "Rich’s diverse experience will be a valuable asset."

Morgante will assist TE/GE Commissioner Evelyn Petschek in overseeing the administration of complex provisions of tax law relating to employee plans, tax-exempt organizations and various government entities. There are about 3 million organizations which are affected by these provisions and which form TE/GE’s customer base. They include small local community organizations and municipalities, major universities, pension funds, state governments and Indian tribal governments.

Morgante, a 1992 graduate of the IRS Executive Development Program, most recently served as Director of Management and Finance in the Small Business/Self Employed Division, where he managed the financial, human resources and strategic planning activities for the IRS’s largest operating division. A native of Buffalo, New York, Morgante holds a B.A. degree in Philosophy and Theology from St. John Vianney Seminary in East Aurora, New York, a Certificate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Certificate in Financial Management from George Washington University.

--Electronic Accountant Newswire staff

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