Daniel I. Werfel is a Partner at Boston Consulting Group. He works on
the public-sector team in Washington, D.C. He formerly served as
principal deputy commissioner and deputy commissioner for services and
enforcement (and the former Acting Commissioner of the United States
Internal Revenue Service).
1 Early life and education
2.1 Private sector
3 Personal Information
Early life and education
Daniel Werfel graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Plainview
Long Island in 1989. He holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell
University, a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of
Law, and a master's degree in public policy from Duke
Werfel worked as a trial attorney in the Justice Department's Civil
Rights Division. After the Department of Justice, he worked as
the deputy controller, chief of the Financial Integrity and Analysis
Branch, budget examiner in the Education Branch, and policy analyst in
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, under both the
George W. Bush
George W. Bush administrations. He was appointed as of
Controller of the
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Management and Budget in 2009, by
President Obama. While in that role, managed the federal
government's operational response to a potential shutdown in 2011, by
determining which essential services would continue to operate.
On May 15, 2013, he was appointed Acting Commissioner of Internal
Revenue by President Obama, after the resignation of the previous
Acting Commissioner, Steven T. Miller.
In 2014, Werfel joined
Boston Consulting Group
Boston Consulting Group as a Director in the
firm's Public Sector Practice, based in Washington D.C. He became
a Partner in early 2017.
Werfel is married to his wife Beth, with whom he has two children,
Sean and Molly.
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Office of the Press Secretary, May 16, 2013
^ foxnews.com: Former Acting IRS Administrator Werfel Leaves
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^ Zachary A. Goldfarb; Aaron Blake (16 May 2013). "Daniel Werfel
replaces Miller as acting IRS commissioner". The Washington Post.
Retrieved 7 October 2015.
^ Shear, Michael D. (16 May 2013). "Obama Names
Daniel Werfel as New
Acting I.R.S.Chief". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 October
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May 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
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Steven T. Miller
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
May 15, 2013–December 23, 2013
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