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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Former IRS Commissioner Fired As President of American Red Cross

The American Red Cross announced today that it asked for and received the resignation of President and CEO Mark W. Everson, former IRS Commissioner, effective immediately:

The Board acted quickly after learning that Mr. Everson engaged in a personal relationship with a subordinate employee. It concluded that the situation reflected poor judgment on Mr. Everson's part and diminished his ability to lead the organization in the future. He joined the American Red Cross as President and CEO on May 29, 2007.

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Tracked on Nov 28, 2007 6:25:55 AM


YUP. Just choosing to be commissioner of the IRS shows he has poor judgment. Coulda told 'em.

Posted by: jennifer | Nov 27, 2007 7:15:36 PM

Seems he was doing to a subordinate employee the same thing he was doing to taxpayers.

Posted by: Jerry | Nov 28, 2007 3:36:03 AM

He could always go back to the IRS where there are no restrictions on character. Hey,he could run for public office. The sky's the limit. Congressional slots opening up.

Posted by: Robert | Nov 28, 2007 6:40:56 AM

My opinion of Mr. Everson went in the toilet his second day on the job as IRS Commissioner when he issued an all employees memo stating he would have to learn the job yet was able to testify to a congressional committed that it was a wonderful idea to contract out collection of delinquent tax accounts to private collection agencies for payment of about 10 times what it cost to have IRS employees do the same job.

Posted by: Michael S Cash, EA | Nov 28, 2007 10:24:01 PM