Thomas Brandt

Chief Risk Officer

Internal Revenue Service

Thomas (Tom) Brandt is a member of the federal Senior Executive Service (SES) and is the Chief Risk Officer for the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He leads the agency’s enterprise risk management (ERM) program, enabling the identification, prioritization, evaluation and mitigation of key risks to achieving the IRS mission. Previously, Tom was the Director of Planning, Analysis and Research in the IRS’s Large Business and International Division, with responsibility for the Division’s workload selection and compliance risk identification programs. He has held various other positions at the IRS in the areas of planning, performance management, and evaluation. In 2016, Tom served as the Head of the Tax Administration Unit at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France where he led the work of the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), a unique body that brings together the tax commissioners from more than 50 countries to enhance tax administration around the world. From 2005-2007, Tom worked for Maricopa County, Arizona where he coordinated the Managing for Results program. He also provides tax administration advisory and capacity building assistance to other tax administrations through projects of the International Monetary Fund and OECD. Tom earned his master’s degree in public administration from American University in Washington, D.C. and his bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

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