The Association for Improvement of Minorities in Internal Revenue Service (AIM-IRS),
because of a distinct need, was founded in 1969. In October 1969, minority employees from
the districts of Washington, Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Newark
convened on a voluntary basis in Atlantic City, New Jersey to discuss Equal Employment
Opportunities. From the initial meeting, a second seminar was planned for the following
The Seminar was organized and those instrumental in formulating the first conference were
Wyatt Trent, Thomas Boyd, and Raymond Knight. Regional Commissioner, Dean Brown, showed an
interest in the organization by attending one of the seminars.