The Info List - Daniel Werfel

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).[3][4][5][6]

Early life and education

Daniel Werfel graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Plainview on 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 University.[4][5]


Werfel worked as a trial attorney in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.[5][7] 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,[4][5] under both the Obama and George W. Bush administrations.[8] He was appointed as of Controller of the Office of Management and Budget in 2009, by President Obama.[4][5] 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.[4][9]

On May 15, 2013, he was appointed Acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue by President Obama,[10] after the resignation of the previous Acting Commissioner, Steven T. Miller.[8]

Private sector

In 2014, Werfel joined Boston Consulting Group as a Director in the firm's Public Sector Practice, based in Washington D.C.[11] He became a Partner in early 2017.

Personal Information

Werfel is married to his wife Beth, with whom he has two children,[12] Sean and Molly.[13]


  1. ^ Nancy Marshall-Genzer and Katie Long (May 22, 2013). "Meet Daniel Werfel, the new chief of the IRS". MarketPlace. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  2. ^ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/biographical-information-daniel-werfel
  3. ^ Bramwell, Jason (June 13, 2013). "Acting IRS Head Daniel Werfel Receives Temporary Title Change". Accounting Web. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Who Is Daniel Werfel, the New Head of the IRS?". Bloomberg. May 22, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "President Obama Appoints Daniel Werfel as Acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue", Press release, The White House Office of the Press Secretary, May 16, 2013 
  6. ^ foxnews.com: Former Acting IRS Administrator Werfel Leaves Government
  7. ^ Biographical information on Daniel Werfel, Associated Press, May 16, 2013 
  8. ^ a b Marshall-Genzer, Nancy; Long, Katie (May 22, 2013). "Meet Daniel Werfel, the new chief of the IRS". Marketplace. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  9. ^ Zachary A. Goldfarb; Aaron Blake (16 May 2013). "Daniel Werfel replaces Miller as acting IRS commissioner". The Washington Post. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  10. ^ Shear, Michael D. (16 May 2013). "Obama Names Daniel Werfel as New Acting I.R.S.Chief". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Danny Werfel". www.bcg.com. Boston Consulting Group. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "AP Biographical information on Daniel Werfel". Associated Press. May 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  13. ^ Bewig, Matt (May 27, 2013). "Acting Director of the Internal Revenue Service: Who Is Danny Werfel?". AllGov. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Steven T. Miller

Commissioner of Internal Revenue
May 15, 2013–December 23, 2013
Succeeded by
John Koskinen