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RSM's James Alex Receives U.S. Treasury Meritorious Service Award

Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019
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Andreia DeVries, National Public Relations Manager,, 212.520.1266
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RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – is pleased to announce that James Alex, the firm’s national tax go-to-market leader, was recently presented with the United States Treasury Meritorious Service Award. Assistant Secretary of the United States for Tax Policy Dave Kautter presented Alex with the award during a recent celebration at the Treasury.

According to the Treasury, Alex served the Department “with dedication through his exceptional performance of duty and dedicated service, and provided invaluable operational support to the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, one of the Department’s top economic priorities.” The award states that Alex “brought order and structure to the Treasury Department’s efforts to plan, prioritize, manage and complete tax reform and guidance projects.” It then goes on to say that, “he served as a vital link among Office of Tax Policy, senior leadership, and program staff within both Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, resulting in an unprecedented level of communication and coordination that facilitated effective implementation of the most significant tax reform bill in over 30 years.”

“James exemplifies our firm’s core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship every day in his interactions with our clients, potential clients and with our people,” said Tony Urban, national tax consulting leader with RSM US LLP. “We are thrilled that he is being recognized with such a prestigious award, and congratulate him on this well-earned recognition.”  

“Being recognized with the Meritorious Service Award is quite an honor,” said Alex. “To think that I have played a part in helping drive important federal tax development is a reward in and of itself, but to be recognized with such a prestigious award is quite a surprise. I am truly humbled.”

Alex has a Master's/LLM in securities law and financial regulation and a Master's/LLM in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctor from the University Of Virginia School Of Law, and a BA from Virginia Tech, where he graduated cum laude. He is based out of RSM’s Washington, DC office, one of the firm’s 87 offices nationwide.


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