Assistant Administrator, Field Operations
Thomas R. Crone was named Assistant Administrator for Field Operations of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), effective February 27, 2011. He most recently served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Field Operations and prior to that appointment he served as Director of the Trade Investigations Division. As Assistant Administrator, Field Operations, Mr. Crone is responsible for oversight, direction and coordination of all Field Operations functions associated with TTB's tax collection and consumer protection programs. He brings a wealth of experience to the job along with his knowledgeable, practical, and collaborative approach that is so vital to carrying out our mission goals.
Mr. Crone began his career with the Department of the Treasury in 1963, and has held a number of supervisory and managerial positions. Prior to joining TTB, Mr. Crone held several managerial positions at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). He served as ATF's deputy chief of the Arson and Explosives Division, as director of Industry Operations for the Phoenix Field Division, and as chief of the Regulations Division.