July 22, 1999
Boswell and Rothwell to Head IRS
Agency-Wide Shared Services Function
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service today named
William E. Boswell Chief of Agency-wide Shared Services and selected Gregory D. Rothwell
as deputy for the organization.
An integral component of the IRS modernization effort, the Agencywide Shared Services
function will provide facilities, procurement, some personnel and other shared services to
all other organizational units within the IRS. Boswell and Rothwell will oversee a
nationwide staff of approximately 5,200 IRS employees as they design and develop
administrative programs for all internal IRS organizations. The annual average budget for
shared services is $1.3 billion.
Bill and Greg will bring a wealth of talent and experience to the Shared Services
organization, said Charles O. Rossotti, Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Bill
Boswell has had a very successful career in the private sector including his most recent
job of creating a customer-oriented shared services organization in a large oil company.
Greg has many years of experience in the Federal Government running effective procurement
and other service programs.
Boswell is a Certified Public Accountant with 30 years of experience in the areas of
management, planning and control, finance and accounting, and human resources. Since 1997,
he has served as Senior Vice President, Shared Services for BP America, Inc.
Boswell is a graduate of Virginia State University and earned a masters degree in
business administration from Case Western Reserve University. He also completed the
University of Michigans Executive Program. Boswells IRS appointment begins on
October 1, 1999.
Rothwell has been the IRS Assistant Commissioner (Procurement) since 1990. Prior to
joining the IRS, he held positions with the Office of Thrift Supervision, the Federal Home
Loan Bank Board and the Department of the Interior.
A graduate of Marymount College, Kansas, Rothwell went on to earn a masters
degree in public administration from Denver University. He also completed the Department
of the Interiors Senior Executive Service Development Program.
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