The Honorable Mark W. Everson is the Vice Chairman of alliantgroup. Everson served as the 46th Commissioner of Internal Revenue from 2003 until 2007. He has held a variety of federal government positions in the administrations of George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, as well as at the state level in the administration of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Everson also has extensive private sector experience having worked in both line and staff positions with businesses in the United States and abroad.
During Everson’s tenure the IRS maintained high service levels to taxpayers while significantly strengthening its enforcement activities. Areas of particular focus included combating abusive tax shelters and the development of more productive enforcement relationships with counterpart tax authorities in other countries. Prior to his nomination to the IRS post by President Bush in 2003, Everson served in senior positions at the Office of Management and Budget.
In the Reagan administration, Everson held posts at the U.S. Information Agency (parent organization of the Voice of America) and at the U.S. Department of Justice. While at Justice, Everson’s positions included that of Deputy Commissioner at the Immigration and Naturalization Service, where he oversaw implementation of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 – the nation’s last comprehensive immigration reform legislation. In Indiana Everson served in the Cabinet of Governor Mitch Daniels from 2009-2012, where starting in 2010 he oversaw the state’s unemployment system and federal training programs.
Everson’s private sector experience includes finance positions at the world’s largest airline catering company (SkyChefs) and finance and operating positions at Pechiney, then the largest European aluminum company and the world’s largest packaging business. He began his career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen & Co. in New York. In the not-for-profit sector, Everson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross in 2007.
MARK W. EVERSON IN THE MEDIA
Everson has contributed Op-eds to the New York Times and Washington Post. While at alliantgroup, he has appeared numerous times on television and radio to discuss tax policy, tax administration, the IRS and tax challenges facing small and mid-sized businesses.