Standing Committees and 2021 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
 State Income Tax Education    Joint Education Committees
 Property Tax Education    Professional Designation Committees
 Sales and Use Tax Education    Other Standing Committees
 VAT Education    

Annual Conference

2021 Annual Conference Program

OVERALL CHAIR

Carolyn M. Shantz, CMI, CPA
Merit Advisors, LLC

Credits & Incentives Chair 
Minah C. Hall, CCIP, Esq.
Compass Key Site Solutions

Credits & Incentives Vice Chair 
Matt Lowell
Ryan, LLC

State Income Tax Chair
Christopher T. Lutz, Esq.
HMB Legal Counsel

Property Tax Chair 
Nicholas A. Furia, Esq.
Law Offices of Nicholas A. Furia, PLLC

Property Tax Vice Chair 
Daniel Carroll, CMI
Grant Thornton LLP

Sales Tax Chair
Christine Maddison, Esq.
Reed Smith LLP

Sales Tax Vice Chair
Vanessa Frank, CMI
EBay

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 

2021 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.

Chair

Blair Burns Westmoreland, CCIP
Deloitte Tax LLP

Co Vice Chairs
Julieann B. Dow, CCIP
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Marty Wilson, CCIP
Darden Restaurants, Inc.

2021 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
Teresa Lynch, CCIP, Esq., LLM
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

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  

2021 State Income Tax School I

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

TBA

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

2021 Property Tax School

To develop and administer a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to teach the fundamentals of property taxation.

Chair
Joshua E. Estes, CMI, Esq.
Estes & Gandhi, P.C.

Vice Chair
Mark R. Young, CMI
Marathon Petroleum Company LP

2021 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
Tommy L. "Chip" Twomey, II , CMI
Marathon Petroleum Company, LP

2021 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
Melanie Brigante, CMI
Simon Property Tax Group

2021 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
Gerard N. Amoroso, Jr.
Grant Thornton LLP

Vice Chair
John O'Neil, CMI
Marvin F. Poer and Company

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

2021 Sales Tax School I:Introduction to Sales and Use Taxes

Chair
Allan Wells, CMI
ABB, Inc.

Vice Chair
Emily Gauthier, CMI
KPMG LLP

2021 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.

2021 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
Breen M. Schiller, Esq.
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Vice Chair
Lindsay C. McAfee
Deloitte Tax LLP

VAT Education

2021 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. 

Co Chairs
Duncan Stocks
RSM US LLP

Philip Walton, CTA
Deloitte Tax LLP

Joint Education Committees

2021 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

Overall Vice Chair
Charles J. Moll. III, Esq.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

2021 ABA/IPT Advanced State Income Tax Seminar


Chair
Leah S. Robinson, Esq. 
Mayer Brown LLP

Vice Chair
Matthew J. Landwehr, Esq.
Thompson Coburn, LLP
 

2021 ABA/IPT Advanced Property Tax Seminar


Chair
Charles J. Moll, III, Esq.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Vice Chair
Thomas R. Wilhelmy, Esq.
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

2021 ABA/IPT Advanced Sales Tax Seminar


Chair
Doug Sigel, Esq.
Ryan Law Firm LLP

Vice Chair
Olga Goldberg, Esq.
Pierce Atwood LLP

Virtual Education

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
Global Tax Management, Inc.

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.

CCIP

Chair
Dean J. Uminski, CCIP, CEcD
Dean Uminski Tax Professional

Vice Chair
Minah C. Hall, CCIP, Esq.
Compass Key Site Solutions

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
Greg Cardwell, CMI
Phillips 66 Company

Vice Chair
Diane D. Brown, CMI
Kinder Morgan, 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

Co Vice Chairs
David K. Rohlmeier, CMI
Grant Thornton LLP

Michele D. Swanson, CMI
Steele Consulting, LLC
 

Other Standing Committees

Admissions

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

Chair
Ken Shook, CMI
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

Advisory Council

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

Chair
Janette M. Lohman, CMI, CCIP, Esq., CPA
Thompson Coburn LLP

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.

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.

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
Tax Professional

Co-Chair
Jamie Paul Stottlemyre, CMI, CPA
Ivanti

Nominating

Chair
Janette M. Lohman, CMI, CCIP, Esq., CPA
Thompson Coburn LLP

Outreach Committee

Chair
Andrew Wagner, CMI, JD, LLM, CPA

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 (2020-2022)      
Leslie S. Fisher, CMI
DuPont Specialty Products USA, LLC

Jan Nash (fulfills Rick Johnson's term to 2021)
Tyson Foods, Inc.

DeAnne E. Storck, CMI (2018-2021)
Cadence Design Systems, Inc,

New Appointees (2020-2023):           
Vicki C. Harris, CMI                                                          
FedEx Corporation

William J. McConnell, CMi, CPA, Esq.
Zayo Group LLC

New Appointees (2020-2022)            
Mark F. Semerad, CMI, Esq. (fulfills April M. Nevarez, CMI’s term to 2022)
CenturyLink

Tommy L. “Chip” Twomey, II, CMI (fulfills Annette Prehn’s term to 2022)
Marathon Petroleum Company LP

Sponsored Research

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

Uniformity in Administrative Requirements

Chair
April M. Nevarez, CMI 
Icahn Automotive Group

University Relations

Chair
Gwendolyn S. Evans, CMI
RyanWest, LLC

Young Professionals

Chair
Adam J. Travis, CMI
Ryan, LLC

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.