John Koskinen: A Life of Public Service
John Koskinen will discuss his lifetime of public service for a Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture with Public Policy professor Kristin Goss, Thurs., Jan. 17 in Fleishman Commons. This event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.
Mr. Koskinen, Duke alum and former trustee of Duke University, was nominated by President Obama to be the 48th Commissioner of the IRS and was confirmed by the Senate in 2013 for a term that expired in 2017.
Previously, Mr. Koskinen served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Freddie Mac from September, 2008 until February, 2012, except for the six months he served as interim CEO, COO and CFO during 2009. From 2004-8 he was President of the United States Soccer Foundation, the charitable arm of soccer in the U.S. Mr. Koskinen earlier served as Deputy Mayor and City Administrator for the District of Columbia from September 2000 to September of 2003, responsible for the operation of all city departments.
Prior to his service as Deputy Mayor, Mr. Koskinen occupied several positions with the United States Government, including service from 1994 to 1997 as Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget. From 1998 to 2000, he served as Assistant to the President and Chaired the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion, coordinating the country's transition into the new century.