IRS News Release  
April 05, 1996

Petschek Named Assistant Commissioner
Employee Plans, Exempt Organizations

WASHINGTON - Commissioner of Internal Revenue Margaret Milner Richardson announced the selection of Evelyn A. Petschek as Assistant Commissioner (Employee Plans and Exempt Organizations). Petschek, who was the Director of the Employee Plans Division, replaces James McGovern, who retired in February.

In this position, she is the principal assistant to the Commissioner in the uniform interpretation and application of the federal tax laws on employee plans, exempt organizations, and tax-exempt bonds, and provides direction of these activities throughout the nation. Employee plans and exempt organizations is unique in the IRS in that its primary function is regulatory rather than tax collection.

"This is a complex area that has grown explosively in recent years," Richardson said. "Evelyn has proven that she has the talent to deftly deal with the issues we'll be facing."

Prior to joining IRS in 1993, Petschek served in the Treasury Department's Office of Tax Policy as Benefits Tax Counsel. She joined Treasury in 1990 as Deputy Benefits Tax Counsel. Before entering public service, Petschek was a partner in the law firm of Patterson, BeIknap, Webb & Tyler.

She holds J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation degrees from New York University School of Law.

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