Fred Goldberg is a former IRS commissioner and chief counsel, and served in the Department of the Treasury as the assistant secretary for tax policy. He currently works in the tax division at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Nina Olson is the Executive Director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights. She served for 18 years as the National Taxpayer Advocate, an independent watchdog within the Internal Revenue Service dedicated to protecting taxpayer rights and ensuring Americans are treated fairly by the IRS.
Caroline Bruckner is the a tax professor at American University's Kogod School of Business and the managing director of the Kogod Tax Policy Center, and she's testified multiple times in both House and Senate Congressional hearings as well as in front of the IRS.
Pete Sepp is the President of the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to tax policy research and taxpayer protection at all levels of government. He has testified before Congress and the IRS, and has dedicated his career to oversight of intrusive tax authorities.
Fred Forman served as the IRS's associate commissioner of Business Systems Modernization under George W. Bush, where he led the agency's business and technology modernization project. Prior to that, he was the executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at American Management Systems, Inc.
Adam Michel is the director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute, where he focuses on analyzing the budgetary effects of taxation in the United States. He previously served as the deputy staff director for the U.S. Congress's Joint Economic Committee.
Joe Bishop-Henchman is the Executive Vice President of the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, where he founded the Taxpayer Defense Center dedicated to advocating for taxpayer rights through research and litigation. He has testified in front of Congress and in 36 state legislatures across the country.
Erica York is Senior Economist and Research Manager with Tax Foundation’s Center for Federal Tax Policy. She previously worked as an auditor at a large community bank in Kansas and interned at Tax Foundation’s Center for State Tax Policy. She is an adjunct professor at Sterling College.
Janet Holtzblatt is a senior fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. Over a three-decade career in the federal government, she worked on a broad range of tax policy issues, with emphasis on the tax treatment of families and workers, health reform, the administration of the tax code, and tax simplification. She has worked at the Congressional Budget Office and in the U.S. Treasury Office of Tax Analysis.
Jason J. Fichtner
Jason J. Fichtner, PhD, is vice president and chief economist at the Bipartisan Policy Center. His research focuses on Social Security, federal tax policy, federal budget policy, retirement security, and policy proposals to increase saving and investment. Fichtner has significant government experience, having served in several positions at the Social Security Administration, as a senior economist with the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress and as an economist with the Internal Revenue Service.
Jason Decuir is a co-owner and partner at Advantous Consulting, a leading multi-state tax services firm. He is an expert in the field of state and local tax policy, having served as Chief of Staff and Executive Counsel at the Louisiana Department of Revenue, and assisted in the reformation of Louisiana's structure for tax appeals.
In a long and distinguished career, Jeff Trinca has served as Tax Counsel for then-Sen. David Pryor, and as the Chief of Staff for the National Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue Service, producing a reform plan adopted by Congress and signed into law in July 1998. He is currently one of the founding Vice Presidents of Van Scoyoc Associates.
Barbara J. Robles
Barbara J. Robles is retired from her position as principal economist with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and in her career served as tax examiner for the IRS and an economist with the Joint Committee on Taxation. She has taught at Arizona State University, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Alex Brill is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies the impact of tax policy on the US economy. Before joining AEI, Brill served as the policy director and chief economist of the House Ways and Means Committee. Previously, he served on the staff of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Gordon Gray is the Director of Fiscal Policy at the American Action Forum. Gordon has testified as an expert witness before multiple committees in Congress on a range of domestic and economic policy areas. Prior to joining AAF, Gordon served as a senior policy advisor to Senator Rob Portman, and he was a professional staff member for the Senate Budget Committee.
Rebecca Thompson is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Network Building at ProsperityNow, a nonprofit dedicated to racial economic equity. Thompson has led IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance coalitions and managed tax sites that prepare over 20,000 tax returns annually.
Peter Mills is a Senior Manager of tax policy and advocacy at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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