IR-2004-116, Sept. 10, 2004
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced the appointment of Nancy J. Marks to the position of Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel (Tax Exempt and Government Entities) effective September 5, 2004.
"Nan Marks is a true asset to the Office of Chief Counsel,” said Donald L. Korb, IRS Chief Counsel. “We, and American taxpayers generally, are fortunate that people as talented as Nan have chosen to dedicate their careers to public service with this office."
The Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel provides executive oversight for the approximately 160 person legal staff in Washington and seven field offices. The office provides legal counsel and representation on diverse issues, including exempt organizations, employment taxes, executive compensation and other employee benefits, tax exempt bonds, and Federal, state, local and Indian tribal governments.
Since 1994, Marks has served as the Deputy Division Counsel/Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (TEGE). She is a recipient of the 2002 Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service. From 1973 to 1981, Marks held positions of increasing responsibility in the enforcement function of the IRS as an auditor and then revenue agent in corporate tax, employee benefits and exempt organizations, as a member of the review technical staff, and finally as an appeals officer. After receiving her law degree in 1981, she joined the Office of Chief Counsel in the Interpretative Division, and served in the EBEO Division as Special Assistant, Technical Assistant for Legislation, and Assistant Branch Chief Exempt Organizations. She also has served as a trial attorney with the U. S. Department of Justice.
Marks received a law degree from the Suffolk University School of Law in 1981 and an undergraduate degree from Boston State College in 1970.