Invited Government Speakers Federal Government Executive General Session
Friday, May 19 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
John Koskinen Commissioner Internal Revenue Service
Mr. Koskinen was confirmed as Commissioner of the IRS in 2013. Prior to the IRS, he held several leadership positions in the private and public sectors, most recently as the nonexecutive chairman and acting chief executive officer of Freddie Mac. He will discuss the agency’s efforts for balancing service and enforcement, Affordable Care Act developments, increasing electronic filing of employment tax returns, and efforts to thwart identity theft tax refund fraud.
John Thompson Director U.S. Census Bureau
Mr. Thompson was sworn in as the 24th Census Bureau Director in 2013. He oversees preparations for the 2020 Census and presides over more than 100 other censuses and surveys, which provide the basis for crucial economic indicators such as the unemployment rate. Mr. Thompson said: "As America forges its data-driven future, the Census Bureau must lead the way by tracking emerging trends, developing more efficient processes, and embracing new technologies for planning and executing the surveys it conducts that are so important to the nation." Mr. Thompson will discuss preparations for the 2018 Economic Census and explain how payroll data plays an important role.