WASHINGTON – Mark J. Mazur was confirmed by the United States Senate yesterday to serve as the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy. In this role, Mazur will be responsible for developing, analyzing, and coordinating Treasury's and the Administration's agenda, policies, and guidance on tax issues.
Since 2009, Mazur has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis, where he advised the Secretary on the economic analysis work undertaken by Treasury's Office of Tax Policy, including studies and reports.
"Mark has deep knowledge and understanding of tax policy in the United States. For the past decade, he has worked on a wide-ranging and challenging set of tax issues and is held in high regard by his colleagues inside and outside government," said Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. "His experience, talent, and commitment to public service will be of great benefit to the President and to me in this new capacity."
Prior to joining the Office of Tax Policy, Mazur spent eight years working for the Internal Revenue Service, where he was the Director of Research, Analysis, and Statistics. Mazur has spent 23 years working for the federal government, including positions at the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, the President's Council of Economic Advisors and the National Economic Council under President Clinton, and the Department of Energy.
Mazur received a B.A. in financial administration from Michigan State University and a Master's degree in Economics and Ph.D. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
Mazur is the father of two teenage children, Christopher and Allison.