THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Yulee, Florida) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 28, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES FIVE MEMBERS TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE OVERSIGHT BOARD
The President today announced the nomination of Steve H. Nickles, Robert Tobias, James W. Wetzler, Karen Hastie Williams, and Larry Levitan as Members to the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board.
Steve H. Nickles of Winston Salem, North Carolina, is a currently a professor a the Wake Forest University School of Law and the Babcock Graduate School of Management. He also occupies the C.C. Hope Chair in Financial Services and Law.
Robert Tobias, of Bethesda, Maryland, has served as President of the Treasury Employees Union since 1983. Mr. Tobias will serve the Board as a federal employee representative.
James W. Wetzler, of New York, New York, presently serves as market unit leader for multi-state tax practice in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Karen Hastie Williams, of Washington, D.C., is currently a partner in the law firm of Crowell & Moring, specializing in public contract law, legislation, and federal budget practices.
Larry R. Levitan, of Potomac, Maryland, recently retired after 34 years with Arthur Anderson & Co./Anderson Consulting.
The Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 creates an IRS Oversight Board. The Board is responsible for overseeing the IRS in its administration, management, conduct, direction, and supervision of the execution and application of the internal revenue laws or related statutes and tax treaties.