Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill announced this week that Bob Wenzel, deputy commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, will serve as the acting commissioner upon commissioner Charles O. Rossotti’s departure on November 6, 2002.
While Rossotti was the clear architect for the revamping and humanizing effort the agency has undergone over the past five years, Wenzel was clearly a major player in executing the master plan since he came on board in 1998.
As the commissioner’s top advisor, Wenzel has exerted a great deal of influence in managing and overseeing the nation’s tax administration.
A permanent replacement for Rossotti has not yet been named.
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