As a senior manager within Tax Exempt Bonds, Steve leads the IRSs voluntary compliance, educational guidance, and compliance analysis and review programs with respect to tax-exempt bonds, tax credit bonds, and Build America Bonds. In this capacity, he directs the resolution of tax violations voluntarily brought forward by governmental issuers, the review of claims for recovery of overpayments of arbitrage rebate, the planning and implementation of compliance activities within segments of the municipal bond market, and the implementation of new legislation impacting IRS programs. Steve is also responsible for providing technical assistance to the Director and the Field Operations staff, coordinating formal guidance projects with Chief Counsel and Treasury offices, and developing education and compliance initiatives. He joined Tax Exempt Bonds as a Tax Law Specialist through the Presidential Management Fellows Program. Steve received both a Juris Doctor and Master of Science in public policy and management from the University of Oregon as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puget Sound. He is currently a member of the Missouri State Bar.
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