WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte is pleased to announce that W. Todd Grams, formerly the chief of staff at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and chief financial officer and chief performance officer for the Department of Veterans affairs (VA), joins the Deloitte Federal Government Services practice as a director in Deloitte & Touche LLP. In his new role, Grams will serve as an advisor to Deloitte's federal government clients to provide enterprise risk management, financial management and performance management strategies that will help enable them to innovate and improve their business operations.
Grams rejoined the IRS in June 2013 as the chief of staff to help lead and manage the agency and oversee improvements to IRS operations, including the establishment of an enterprise risk management program. Earlier in his career, he served as the IRS chief information officer and helped to lead the turnaround of the IRS information technology modernization program. He also served as the IRS chief financial officer, leading the IRS' first-ever consecutive clean audit on the agency's financial statements, as well as the implementation of an agency-wide performance measurement system.
"We are delighted that Todd has joined Deloitte," said Robert Penshorn, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP and Advisory practice leader to the Federal Government Services practice. "He was asked to rejoin the IRS as chief of staff at a critical time because of his depth of knowledge and meritorious work in government. He is recognized in both the public and private sector and has an outstanding track record of improving enterprise risk management and financial management processes. His insights will be instrumental in helping our federal clients achieve their mission goals and strengthen Deloitte's capabilities in the Federal marketplace."
Grams also served twice at the VA. First, serving six years as the chief financial officer of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) where he led the development of a ground-breaking financing system, which resulted in an increased number of veterans served, lower costs and higher quality. This financing system continues to be used by VHA today, 17 years after its creation. Later he held executive positions at the department level as the executive in charge of management and performance improvement officer. In his roles at VA, he established the first-ever enterprise risk management program, led efforts that eliminated three long-standing material weaknesses in financial management and integrated department-level support functions across IT, finance, human resources and contracting.
Grams has also held senior executive positions at the President's Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Grams' success has been recognized with the highest accolades that can be earned by a Federal executive. He was inducted as a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration in 2012, and he was the first-ever recipient of the Partnership for Public Service's Service to America Medal for Management Excellence in 2011. He was honored three times with Presidential Rank Awards – two for Distinguished Service in 2006 and 2000 and for Meritorious Service in 1998. Grams' holds a degree in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park.
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