In his new role as Revenue Commissioner, Mr. Breslin will utilize a staff of more than 500 employees to maximize the collecting of taxes, water charges and other fees and fines owed to that City of Philadelphia. These funds provide support for Philadelphia schools and services.
Delores U. Davis is the Deputy Revenue Commissioner for Administration and Special Projects. In her new role, Ms. Davis is responsible for providing leadership to the Administrative Services Division, including, the Outgoing Mail Processing Center, Human Resources, Budget and Fiscal operations and Office Services. Delores joined the City of Philadelphia's Revenue Department in September 2008 where she served as the Special Assistant to the Revenue Commissioner and advanced to become the Administrative Services Director.Prior to her appointment to the Revenue Department, Ms. Davis worked for the City of Philadelphia's Office of Human Resources for 19 years. During that time, Ms. Davis held a variety of leadership positions including her most recent role as Deputy Director of Human Resources. In this role, she provided programmatic leadership, managed the performance measurement process for hiring services and identified and implemented improvements to the City's hiring process.Ms. Davis has many years of experience in pay evaluation, job design, labor relations, project management, recruitment, and employee testing and selection. She also has a passion for professional mentorship programs.
As Chief Counsel to the Revenue Department, Frances Ruml Beckley leads the Law Department’s group responsible for enforcing the collection of Philadelphia taxes and agency receivables, for advising the Administration and City Council on tax issues, and for representing the City in trial and appellate tax cases.
Ms. Beckley served as Chief Counsel from January 2011 to February 2014. From March 2014 to April 2016, she worked in the Appeals and Legislation Unit of the Philadelphia Law Department, where she focuses primarily on tax legislation and served as Counsel to the Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board. Before coming to the City full-time, she had done consulting work for the Tax Unit and had worked in large law firms (including Drinker Biddle and Ballard Spahr) representing taxpayers in federal, as well as state and local tax matters. She graduated from Harvard College, Yale Law School and NYU’s LLM in Taxation program. Immediately after law school, she clerked for the Honorable Jose Cabranes (before his elevation from the District of Connecticut to the Second Circuit) and the Honorable Walter Stapleton (Third Circuit). She is a past chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s State and Local Tax Committee.
Since coming to the Department of Revenue in 2013, there has been a considerable IT impact by way of an automated customer service system, the installation of a new payment processing system and numerous technical improvements in the way we bill customers and collect revenue.
A member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Mr. Daniels holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a business certificate from Dartmouth University.