THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CHARLES O. ROSSOTTI AS COMMISSIONER OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Charles O. Rossotti to be Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.
Mr. Rossotti, of Washington, D.C., is Chairman of American Management System, Inc., a company he helped found in 1970. AMS is an independent computer systems and consulting firm with a staff of 7,000 employees. The international company provides consulting systems development services, from strategic business and technology analysis, to business process renewal and change management. From 1969 to 1970, Mr. Rossotti served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Office of Systems Analysis, an office in which he held various other positions from 1965 to 1969. Upon leaving office in 1970, Mr. Rossotti received the Distinguished Civilian Service award. Mr. Rossotti currently serves on the board of directors of Intersolv Inc. and Georgetown University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a trustee of the Committee on Economic Development, a trustee of the George C. Marshall Foundation and a principal of the Council of Excellence in Government. Mr. Rossotti received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1962. In 1964, he earned an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School.
As Commissioner, Mr. Rossotti would be responsible for administering the vital functions and reform of the IRS, including improving customer service and maximizing the agency's use of information technology.