October 30, 2001
Tim Connolly
(617) 626-2369

Nicole St. Peter
(617) 626-4058

Acting Massachusetts Department of Revenue Commissioner, Bernard F. Crowley, Jr. has named life-long Milton resident Sheila T. LeBlanc as Senior Deputy Commissioner. LeBlanc will have full responsibility for day-to-day operations within the department and will play a major role as the second in command in leading the agency.

"Sheila's commitment and drive for professional excellence, combined with her technical background and management experience are a winning combination that will not only serve her well in her new position, will also serve as the impetus for the department's continued progress and success," said Crowley.

In her previous position she served for three and one-half years as Deputy Commissioner for the Taxpayer Service Division where she led the way in improving customer relations and implementing cost-effective solutions while still meeting the needs of customers.

"I look forward to serving the Commonwealth in this new role as we quickly approach the tax filing season," said LeBlanc. "I am committed to ensuring that the department through its policies and actions carries out our mission fairly to taxpayers and parents."

LeBlanc began her career with DOR in 1984 as a tax examiner within the New England Audit Bureau of the Enforcement Division. She has risen through the ranks holding positions of increasingly higher responsibilities including: Director, Federal/State Exchange Office, Chief of the Customer Service Bureau, Associate Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer for the Child Support Enforcement Division. LeBlanc earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Saint Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada.