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
"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
"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
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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