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GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 9, 2004
Nassif Ransom (CFO)
Lucy Murray (OTR)
(Washington, D.C.) Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi today announced that Daniel L. Black, Jr. has been named the new deputy chief financial officer for the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR). Black, who previously served as OTR's director of operations, replaces Phil Brand, who left District government for a position in the private sector.
"Dan is a seasoned professional and proven leader, and I believe that he will continue to provide strong leadership for this important agency," said Gandhi.
Said Black, "I am excited by the opportunity Mayor Williams and Dr. Gandhi have given me to head the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue. I want to continue their commitment to make OTR an efficient agency that focuses on providing quality services to the taxpayers of the District of Columbia. I look forward to working with them and the employees of OTR as we accomplish this goal."
Black is a 30-year veteran of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He was national chief of the Appeals Division for IRS, where he was responsible for managing a staff located in 45 major metropolitan areas. During his tenure in this position, he led a redesign of the appeals function and instituted new alternative dispute resolution programs. Additionally, among his other duties at IRS, he was a district director for southern California and the agency's regional director of appeals in Atlanta.
Black is a certified public accountant and member of a number of professional associations. He is a longtime and active member of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves on that organization's IRS federal tax committee.
Black holds a master's degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and accounting from the University of South Carolina. He has served as an adjunct professor at Towson State University in Maryland, and has taught accounting courses at the Universities of North and South Carolina. He has also authored a number of articles for national periodicals and professional journals, including The Wall Street Journal, The Tax Advisor, and Alternatives.
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