IRS News Release  
December 05, 1991

New IRS Deputy Commissioner & CFO Named

WASHINGTON - Michael P. Dolan has been named deputy commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, the highest ranking career post in the agency.

At present Dolan is regional commissioner of the IRS' Southeast Region, which is headquartered in Atlanta. He will succeed Michael J. Murphy who recently announced plans to retire by March 1, 1992. Murphy will remain in his post for the transition period.

The IRS also announced that John D. Johnson, now the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will move to Atlanta to replace Dolan. The new CFO will be Phil Brand, currently the assistant commissioner for taxpayer services.

"I am very pleased that Mike Dolan is joining our top management team," Commissioner Goldberg said. "He's an experienced and talented executive who will continue the strong leadership at the top needed to guide the dramatic changes in the tax system, which are already underway. Managing such change certainly calls for a senior executive like Mike with an strong background in human resources management.

"The CFO job is clearly a critical position in an agency with a budget approaching $7 billion," Goldberg continued. "John's contribution toward getting our budgetary and strategic goals in sync has been invaluable. By moving to Southeast Region, we will benefit by having his unique experience earned at the national level applied to one of our most dynamic and important field operations.

"Phil's background in both field and headquarters positions makes him extremely well qualified to carry out the essential CFO responsibilities," Goldberg said. "Under Phil's direction, taxpayer services has shown marked improvement in accuracy and quality of assistance and his leadership has been key to our efforts to address reducing taxpayer burden."

Dolan joined IRS in 1971 and completed the executive development program in 1981. Since then he has served as assistant regional commissioner for resources management for the Western Region and as assistant commissioner for the Southeast Region in May 1989.

Dolan earned a bachelor's degree in government from the University of Notre Dame and a juris doctor from George Washington University. He also completed Harvard University's Advanced Management Program in 1988. A native of Dubuque, Iowa, he is married to Mary Bishop Dolan and has four children.

Brand, a native of St. Louis, began his career with the IRS in 1969. He held various management positions in collection and taxpayer service before completing the IRS executive development program in 1982. Since then he has served as assistant director of the Chicago IRS District and director of the Baltimore District before being named to his current position in July 1990.

A graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago with a bachelor's degree in public administration, Brand also has a master's degree from Central Michigan University. He is married to Michele F. Brand and has two children.

Johnson began his government career in 1956 and before joining the IRS in 1970 he served as assistant director of the Office of Economic Opportunity during the administration of President Lyndon Johnson. After completing the IRS' executive development program in 1979, he served as director of the Honolulu and Boston IRS districts. He came to Washington in 1987 as assistant commissioner for planning, finance and research. Johnson was named the IRS' first CFO in October 1989 -- almost one year before legislation made this position mandatory at large federal agencies.

A native of Baltimore, Johnson is married to Dorothy Sengebush Johnson and has six children and three grandchildren. He attended Siena College in New York and George Washington University here.

The IRS said that these executive changes will be effective over the next few months.

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