Obama Taps Oklahoman for Treasury Post

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - President Obama has nominated an Oklahoma native for a top post at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

According to a White House announcement, the president plans to nominate Oklahoma City native Beth Garrett to be the assistant secretary for tax policy.

A graduate of Putnam City North High School, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Virginia Law School, Garrett was a
staff aide to then-U.S. Sen. David Boren in the 1990s. She was Boren's legal counsel and legislative assistant for tax, budget and welfare reform issues.

Garrett currently is the vice president for academic planning and budget at the University of Southern California.

In January 2005, Garrett was appointed to then-President George W. Bush's nine-member bipartisan Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform.

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