Meet IPT's New President 

Allan Wells, CMI, is the Global Indirect Tax Director at Crawford & Company, the world’s largest independent provider of claims management solutions, in Atlanta, Georgia.  His responsibilities at Crawford include oversight of indirect tax matters for more than sixty countries.  His career includes more than 25 years of transaction and property tax experience managing each facet of a corporate indirect tax function with decentralized global operations.

He was previously in tax leadership roles for ABB, Guardian Building Products and ING as well as General Electric in a tax staff capacity.  His background includes eight years of manufacturing management with Temple-Inland before beginning his tax career on their sales and use tax team.  He received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Augusta State University and has completed graduate coursework in taxation at Florida Gulf Coast University.  

Allan previously served as the Chair of Sales and Use Tax School I and the Professional Ethics Committee.  He also served on IPT’s Board of Governors from 2013 through 2016 and from 2019 to 2021. He is a past speaker at IPT’s Sales Tax and Property Tax Symposiums, Annual Conferences and Sales Tax School II as well as other industry education sessions outside of IPT.  In 2013, Allan received the Sales Tax Instructor of the Year Award from IPT. He also received a Distinguished Service Award in 2023 for leading the revival of the IPT Drop Ship Survey.

Outside of work, you will find Allan enjoying baseball and football games, traveling with his wife, Carolyn, or spending time with their adult children who live across the Southeast.