Standing Committees and 2019 Chairs   

Serving on a committee of your association, IPT, is not simply just a way to get your name in print. IPT´s standing committees are active and represent an important part of IPT´s benefits and services. Although most committees meet at some point during the year, quite a large portion of committee work is handled by telephone and email. Contact a committee chair or the IPT office if you are interested in participating.

 Annual Conference          Credits and Incentives Education
 Income Tax Education    Joint Education Committees
 Property Tax Education    Professional Designation Committees
 Sales and Use Tax Education    Other Standing Committees
 VAT Education    


Annual Conference

2019 Annual Conference Program

 

OVERALL CHAIR
Donald L. Lippert, Jr., CMI 
Grant Thornton LLP

Credits & Incentives Chair 
Allea Newbold, CPA
Ryan, LLC

State Income Tax Chair
Jeff Cook
Grant Thornton LLP

Property Tax Chair 
Annette Prehn, CMI
Owens-Illinois, Inc.

Vice Chair
Michelle DeLappe, CMI, JD, LLM
Garvey Schubert Barer

Sales Tax Chair
Clark Calhoun, Esq.  
Alston & Bird, LLP

Credits and Incentives Education

To coordinate the activities of the credits and incentives committees to assure continued improvement and consistency in the administration of the credits and incentives education programs.

Overall Chair
Jennifer Thompson, CPA, Chair
The Coca-Cola Company 

2019 Credits and Incentives School

To develop and administer a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to teach advanced topics in sales and use taxation.

Co-Chair

Gregory S. Burkart, CCIP, Esq.
Duff & Phelps, LLC

Co-Chair 
Julie B. Dow 
Lockheed Martin Corporation

2019 Credits and Incentives Symposium

To develop and administer a program, including obtaining and coordinating speakers, on current credits and incentives topics of importance to the membership. 

Chair
Allea Newbold, CPA
Ryan, LLC

Co-Vice Chairs
Sherri Fetzner, CCIP
Equifax, Inc.

Jeffrey L. Morris, CMI
Think LLP

State Income Tax Education



To coordinate the activities of the income tax education committees to ensure continued improvement and consistency in the administration of the income tax education programs. 

Overall Chair
Glenn C. McCoy, Jr., CMI, Esq.
KPMG LLP  

2019 State Income Tax School I

To develop and administer a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to teach basic income taxation.

Co-Chair

Mark A. Loyd, Esq., CPA
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Co-Chair
Mark L. Nachbar, Esq., CPA
Ryan, LLC

2019 State Income Tax School II

To develop and administer a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to teach advanced income taxation. 

Co-Chair
Gary C. Bingel, CMI, CPA, Esq.
EisnerAmper LLP

Co-Chair
Karen H. Currie, Esq.
Ernst & Young

2019 State Income Tax Symposium

To develop and administer a program, including obtaining speakers and income tax topics to be presented, of significant importance to members.

Chair
John J. Small, CMI, CPA
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Vice Chair
Erin Tyrrell
Grant Thornton LLP

Property Tax Education


To coordinate the activities of the property tax education committees to ensure continued improvement and consistency in the administration of the education programs.

Overall Chair
Paul A. Wilke, CMI
Weingarten Realty Investors

2019 Property Tax School

To develop and administer a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to teach the fundamentals of property taxation.
 
Chair
Thomas D. Blair, CMI
Blair Tax Consulting

Co-Vice Chairs: 
Joshua E. Estes, CMI, Esq.
Estes & Gandhi, P.C.

Mark R. Young, CMI
Marathon Petroleum Company LP

2019 Personal Property Tax School

To develop and administer a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to expand upon the fundamentals of personal property taxation taught in the basic school.

Chair
Charles Alan Long, CMI
Ernst & Young LLP

2019 Real Property Tax School

To develop and administer a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to expand upon the fundamentals of real property taxation taught in the basic school. 

Chair
Todd W. Heinrichs, CMI

2019 Property Tax Symposium

To develop and administer a program on current property tax topics of importance to the membership, including obtaining and coordination of speakers. 

Chair
Cheryl A. Filippou, CPA
Nestle USA, Inc.

Vice-Chair
Adam B. Richmond, Esq.
Preferred Tax Services

Advanced Property Tax Education


Chair
Lynn D. Krebs, CMI, Ph.D.
Tax Advisors Group, LLC

Vice-Chair
Donald L. Lippert, Jr., CMI
Grant Thornton, LLP

Sales and Use Tax Education

To coordinate the activities of the sales & use tax education committees to ensure continued improvement and consistency in the administration of the sales & use tax education programs.

Overall Chair
Doug Sigel, Esq.
Ryan Law Firm, LLP

2019 Sales Tax School I: 
Introduction to Sales and Use Taxes

Introduction to Sales and Use Taxes - To develop and administer a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to teach the fundamentals of sales & use taxation. 

Chair
Kathleen L. Peavley, CMI
HSN, Inc.

Vice-Chair 
Allan Wells, CMI
ABB Inc.

2019 Sales Tax School II: Theory and Practice for the Experienced Sales and Use Tax Professional

Theory and Practice for the Experienced Sales & Use Tax Professional - To develop and administer a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to teach advanced topics in sales and use taxation. 

Chair
Kathleen M. Holston, CMI, CPA
Cherry Bekaert LLP

Vice Chair
Diane J. Matulich, CMI, CPA
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.


2019 Sales and Use Tax Symposium

To develop and administer a program, including obtaining and coordination of speakers, on current sales and use tax topics of importance to the membership. 

Chair
Caroline Cain, CMI
Grant Thornton LLP

Vice Chair
Christine Hanhausen, Esq.
Reed Smith LLP


VAT Education


2019 Value Added Tax Symposium

To develop and administer a program, including obtaining and coordinating speakers, on current value added tax topics of importance to the membership. 

Chair
Adam Raschke
Grant Thornton LLP

Joint Education Committees


2019 ABA/IPT Advanced Tax Seminars


To develop and administer a program, including obtaining and coordination of speakers, on current topics of importance in sales, property and income taxation.

Overall Chair
Stewart M. Weintraub, Esq.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams & Aughtry

2019 ABA/IPT Advanced State Income Tax Seminar


Chair
Leah Robinson, Esq. 
Mayer Brown LLP

2019 ABA/IPT Advanced Property Tax Seminar


Chair
Charles J. Moll, III, Esq.
Winston & Strawn LLP

2019 ABA/IPT Advanced Sales Tax Seminar


Chair
Doug Sigel, Esq.
Ryan Law Firm LLP

Distance Learning

This committee is responsible for the continuing development of IPT’s online learning opportunities and in particular for identifying topics that would complement the Institute’s face-to-face programs.  The committee shall identify appropriate subjects for distance learning, specify the duration of the course, determine the mode of delivery, and secure presenters and course materials, all with a view toward acceptance of the same by accrediting bodies for Continuing Education purposes.

Overall Chair
Robert D. Butterbaugh, CMI
Butterbaugh Tax Solutions Group LLC

Vice Chair
Selena G. Longway, CMI
Altus Group

Professional Designation Committees


To coordinate the activities of the three CMI committees to ensure continued improvement and consistency in the administration of IPT´s professional designation programs.

Overall Chair
Jeremiah T. Lynch, CMI, CCIP
Barnwell Consulting, LLC

CCIP


Chair
Dean J. Uminski, CCIP, CEcD
Tax Professional

Vice Chair
Minah C. Hall, CCIP, Esq.
True Partners Consulting LLC

State Income Tax

To administer the CMI professional designation program in income taxation. Membership on the Committee is limited to individuals possessing the CMI professional designation.

Chair
John J. Small, CMI, CPA
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Property Tax

To administer the CMI professional designation program in property taxation. Membership on the Committee is limited to individuals possessing the CMI professional designation.

Chair
Mark S. Hutcheson, CMI, Esq., CRE
Popp Hutcheson, PLLC

Vice Chair
David H. LeVan, CMI
Walmart, Inc.


Sales and Use Tax

To administer the CMI professional designation program in sales & use taxation. Membership on the Committee is limited to individuals possessing the CMI professional designation.

Chair 
Vicki C. Harris, CMI
FedEx Corporation

Vice Chair
Michele D. Swanson, CMI
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Other Standing Committees


Admissions

To review new membership applications to ensure membership requirements are met.

Chair
Ken Shook, CMI
Delek US Holdings

Advisory Council

Past Presidents are members. To furnish advice and counsel to the Board of Governors and offer guidance as requested.

Chair
Robert S. Goldman, CMI, Esq. 
Dean, Mead & Dunbar

Awards

To administer the awards program ensuring that deserving or outstanding efforts by individual members are recognized by the Institute.

Chair
Heidi R. Thomas, CMI
The University of Phoenix, Inc.

Canadian Liaison

To serve as a liaison between the Canadian Property Tax Association and the Institute for Professionals in Taxation®. Limited to IPT members dealing with Canadian tax matters.

Chair
TBD

Editorial Committee

This committee is responsible for procuring articles and commentary on topics related to state and local taxes and other subject matter relevant to IPT members for use in Institute newsletters, websites and other communications vehicles. The committee’s objective is to secure useful technical content that will present insights and practical considerations that IPT members will find informative and valuable.

Chair
Jennifer A. Zimmerman, Esq.
Walgreen Co.

Education Fund


Chair
Daniel Peterson, CMI, CPA
National Bureau of Property Administration, Inc.

Government Relations Committee

To monitor the licensing/certification activities of states and keep the Board advised of proposed legislation and regulations.

Chair
Andrew P. Wagner, CMI, JD, LLM
FedEx Corporation

Legal

The committee is responsible for reviewing, pursuant to established IPT policies and procedures, all requests received from litigants asking that IPT file an amicus curiae brief in connection with a pending case.  The committee is responsible for advising, in consultation with Corporate Counsel, the Board of Governors in connection with such requests.

Chair
Kyle O. Sollie, CMI, Esq.
Reed Smith LLP

Local Luncheon Liaison

To provide assistance to the Local Luncheon Groups and act as a liaison to the Board of Governors.

Chair
Jessica Nowlin 
Best Buy Enterprise Services, Inc.

Member Connections

To act as advisory liason to the individual program committees to provide ideas and activities to promote interaction at our IPT programs. The committee will work with the program committees during the planning process as well as suggest ideas for the program whether at receptions, lunches, etc. 

Co-Chair
Arlene M. Klika, CMI
Schneider

Co-Chair
Jamie Paul Stottlemyre, CMI, CPA
Deloitte Tax, LLC

Membership Promotion

To develop and implement plans to increase membership and investigate the reasons for membership cancellation, and encourage renewal of membership where appropriate. To develop and implement programs/activities to promote the recognition of the Institute. 

Chair
TBD

Nominating

Chair
Robert S. Goldman, CMI, Esq. 
Dean, Mead & Dunbar

Professional Ethics

 

Regular Members - Appointed by the President with the Board of Governors´ approval (as prescribed in IPT By-Laws). To investigate any allegations and/or charges of violations of the IPT Code of ethics by an IPT member that may be submitted by members and non-members of the Institute and present recommendations to the Board of Governors for resolution of the issues.

Chair
Allan J. Wells, CMI
ABB Inc.

Sponsored Research


Chair
Arthur R. Rosen, Esq.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Uniformity in Administrative Requirements


Chair
April M. Nevarez, CMI 
Tax Professional

University Relations


Chair
Gwendolyn S. Evans, CMI
RyanWest, LLC

Vice Chair
Billy D. Cook


Wichita Program Planning


TBD

Young Professionals


Chair
Anthony L. Burkart
Lockheed Martin Corporation

IPT Committee Participation

Serving on a committee of your association, IPT, is not simply just a way to get your name in print. IPT´s standing committees are active and represent an important part of IPT´s benefits and services. Although most committees meet at some point during the year, quite a large portion of committee work is handled by telephone and email. Contact a committee chair or the IPT office if you are interested in participating.