Standing Committees

Our 2024 Committee Chairs

Overview

Explore Our Standing Committees

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 some committees may meet at some point during the year, quite a large portion of committee work is handled by conference calls and email.  Committee appointments are made by the President and committee appointments are for a term of one year only.
 

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Annual Conference

Overall Chair

Caroline Cain, CMI
Grant Thornton LLP

2024 Annual Conference Program

This Committee is responsible for the planning and implementation of the Conference multi-disciplinary program, including education sessions and associated speakers, as well as any social and group networking activities associated with the Conference.

CREDITS & INCENTIVES CHAIR
Garrett Fischer, Esq., LLM
Thompson Coburn LLP

CREDITS & INCENTIVES VICE CHAIR
Melissa Munoz, CCIP
Ryan, LLC

PROPERTY TAX CHAIR
Martin Guenther, CMI, MAI
Tenet Healthcare Corporation

PROPERTY TAX VICE CHAIR
Carolyn Chinn Maly, Esq.
Geary, Porter & Donovan, P.C.

SALES TAX CHAIR
Anthony Gulotta, Esq., CPA
Ryan, LLC

SALES TAX VICE CHAIR
Rachel Duplantis, CMI
Deloitte Tax LLP

STATE INCOME TAX CHAIR
DeAndre R. Morrow, Esq.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

STATE INCOME TAX VICE CHAIR
Jennafer Norley Mesigian, Esq.
State Tax Partners PLLC

NETWORKING CHAIR
Barbara Walker
Grant Thornton LLP

Credits & Incentives Education

The Overall Chair coordinates the activities of the credits and incentives committees to ensure continued improvement and consistency in the administration of the credits & incentives education programs.

Overall Chair

Jennifer Thompson, CPA
The Coca-Cola Company

2024 Credits & Incentives School

This Committee develops and presents a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to teach the fundamentals in credits & incentives.
CHAIR
Blair Burns Westmoreland, CCIP
DMA – DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.
VICE CHAIR
Marty Wilson, CCIP
Darden Restaurants, Inc.

2024 Credits & Incentives Symposium

This Committee develops and presents a program, including obtaining and coordinating speakers, on current credits & incentives topics of importance to the membership.
CHAIR
Melissa Wiseman
TPC
CO-VICE CHAIR
Tim Parrish
Resolute Tax Credits Services
CO-VICE CHAIR
Ben Weisfuse
CBIZ MHM, LLC

Property Tax Education

The Overall Chair coordinates the activities of the property tax education committees to ensure continued improvement and consistency in the administration of the property tax education programs.

Overall Chair

Annette Prehn, CMI
Marathon Petroleum Company LP

2024 Property Tax School

This Committee develops and presents a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to teach the fundamentals of property tax.
CHAIR
Joshua E. Estes, CMI, Esq.
Estes & Gandhi, P.C.
VICE CHAIR
John C. Balboa, CMI
John C. Balboa

2024 Personal Property Tax School

This Committee develops and presents 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
VICE CHAIR
Todd R. Barron, CMI
Barron Corporate Tax Solutions, Ltd

2024 Real Property Tax School

This Committee develops and presents 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
VICE CHAIR
Amy Reilly Sallusti, Esq.
Geary, Porter & Donovan, P.C.

2024 Property Tax Symposium

This Committee develops and presents a program on current property tax topics of importance to the membership, including obtaining and ensuring coordination of speakers.
CHAIR
Jessica MacLean, Esq.
Worsek & Vihon, LLP
CO-VICE CHAIR
Jerry Aucoin, CMI

Walmart, Inc.
CO-VICE CHAIR
Gauri S. Samant, Esq.

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Sales & Use Tax Education

The Overall Chair coordinates 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.

Sales Tax School I: Introduction to Sales and Use Taxes

This Committee develops and presents a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to teach the fundamentals in sales and use taxation.
CHAIR
Emily Gauthier, CMI

KPMG LLP
VICE CHAIR
Leslie S. Hahn, CMI, CPA

BDO USA

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

This Committee develops and presents a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to teach advanced topics in sales and use taxation.
CHAIR
Kathleen M. Holston, CMI, CPA
WebsterRogers LLP
VICE CHAIR
William J. McConnell, CMI, CPA, Esq.

Zayo Group LLC

2024 Sales Tax Symposium

This Committee develops and presents a program, including obtaining and ensuring coordination of speakers, on current sales and use tax topics of importance to the membership.
CHAIR
Rachael Averett, CMI
Advantous Consulting, LLC
CO-VICE CHAIR
Joshua Veith, JD, LLM
Ryan Law Firm, PLLC
CO-VICE CHAIR
Jennifer S. White, Esq.
Reed Smith LLP

State Income Tax Education

The Overall Chair coordinates the activities of the state income tax education committees to ensure continued improvement and consistency in the administration of the state income tax education programs.

Overall Chair

Glenn C. McCoy, Jr., CMI, Esq.
Ryan, LLC

2024 State Income Tax School

This Committee develops and presents a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to teach basic state income taxation.
CO-CHAIR
Mark A. Loyd, CMI, Esq., CPA
Dentons
CO-CHAIR
Mark L. Nachbar, JD, CPA
Ryan, LLC

2024 State Income Tax Symposium

This Committee develops and presents a program, including obtaining and ensuring coordination of speakers, on current state income tax topics of importance to the membership.
CHAIR
Jennifer C. Waryjas, Esq.
Jones Day
VICE CHAIR
Jeff Cook, CPA
Grant Thornton LLP

VAT Education

2024 Value Added Tax School

This Committee develops and presents a curriculum, including identification and coordination of instructors, to teach the fundamentals in value added tax.
CHAIR
Carlos V. Hernandez, CMI
Microsoft Corporation
VICE CHAIR
Ela Choina
Ernst & Young LLP

2024 Value Added Tax Symposium

This Committee develops and presents a program, including obtaining and coordinating speakers, on current value added tax topics of importance to the membership.
CHAIR
Philippe Stephanny
KPMG LLP
VICE CHAIR
Anitha Chakravarthi
EBay

Joint Education Committees

2024 ABA/IPT Advanced Tax Seminars

The Overall Chair, with the input of the Vice Chair, oversees the three seminar committees comprised of IPT and ABA Tax Section representatives, to ensure continued improvement and consistency in the presentation and education quality of the programs.

Overall Chair

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


Overall Vice Chair

Jennifer W. Karpchuk, Esq.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka

2024 ABA/IPT Advanced Property Tax Seminar

This Committee develops and presents a program on current property tax topics, including obtaining and coordination of speakers for attorneys, CPAs, consultants and industry members with responsibility for property tax obligations.
CHAIR
Thomas R. Wilhelmy, Esq.
Ryan Law Firm, PLLC
 

VICE CHAIR
Mark A. Loyd, CMI, Esq., CPA
Dentons
 

2024 ABA/IPT Advanced Sales Tax Seminar

This Committee develops and presents a program on current sales tax topics, including obtaining and coordination of speakers for attorneys, CPAs, consultants and industry members with responsibility for sales tax obligations.
CHAIR
Olga J. Goldberg, Esq.
Pierce Atwood LLP
VICE CHAIR
Robert Lee Mahon, Esq.
Perkins Coie LLP

2024 ABA/IPT Advanced State Income Tax Seminar

This Committee develops and presents a program on current State Income Tax topics, including obtaining and coordination of speakers for attorneys, CPAs, consultants and industry members with responsibility for State Income Tax obligations.
CHAIR
Matthew J. Landwehr, Esq.
Thompson Coburn LLP
VICE CHAIR
Judith B. Vorndran, JD, CPA
TaxOps SALT, LLC

Virtual Education

This Committee is responsible for the development of IPT’s online learning opportunities and for identifying topics that would complement the Institute’s face-to-face programs. The individual subcommittees identify appropriate topics to present discipline-specific webinars.

Overall Chair

Robert D. Butterbaugh, CMI
Global Tax Management, Inc.
Virtual Education - Credits & Incentives Chair
Matthew Ryder, CCIP
Avison Young

Virtual Education - Property Tax Chair
Darlene Sullivan, CMI, Esq.
Ryan, LLC
Virtual Education - Property Tax Vice Chair
Brent A. Auberry, Esq.
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Virtual Education - State Income Tax Chair
Mark Zurales, CMI
True Partners Consulting LLC

Virtual Education - Sales Tax Chair
Melissa Wofford, CMI
RSM US LLP

Professional Designation Committees

Certified Credits & Incentives Professionals (CCIP)

This Committee administers the CCIP professional designation program in credits and incentives. Membership on this Committee is limited to individuals possessing the CCIP professional designation.
CHAIR
Minah C. Hall, CCIP, Esq.
Compass Key Site Solutions
VICE CHAIR
Sherri Fetzner, CCIP
Cognizant Technology Solutions Inc.

Property Tax

This Committee administers the CMI professional designation program in property tax. Membership on this Committee is limited to individuals possessing the CMI professional designation.
CHAIR
Greg L. Cardwell, CMI
ConocoPhillips Company
VICE CHAIR
Diane D. Brown, CMI
Tax Professional

Sales Tax

This Committee administers the CMI professional designation program in sales tax. Membership on this Committee is limited to individuals possessing the CMI professional designation.
INTERIM CHAIR
Jeff McGhehey, CMI
The Home Depot
VICE CHAIR
Nicole Gould Frey, CMI, Esq.
Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson

State Income Tax

This Committee administers the CMI professional designation program in state income tax. Membership on this Committee is limited to individuals possessing the CMI professional designation.
CHAIR
April Marie Nevarez, CMI
The Michaels Companies, Inc.

Other Standing Committees

Admissions

This Committee reviews new membership applications to ensure membership requirements are met.
CHAIR
Ken Shook, CMI
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

Awards

This Committee administers the awards program ensuring that deserving or outstanding efforts by individual members are recognized by the Institute.
CHAIR
Heidi R. Thomas, CMI
Early Warning Services LLC

Emerging Leaders

CHAIR
(vacant)

Legal

This 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. This 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

This committee acts as the go-between for the Institute and local luncheon groups which serve the interests of members in local gatherings offering networking and abbreviated educational presentations. It also acts as a liaison to the Board of Governors.
CHAIR
(vacant)

Member Outreach

This Committee promotes the retention and growth of membership in the Institute and also identifies steps which may be taken to enhance the value of membership in IPT.
CHAIR
(vacant)

Nominating

This Committee meets once each year for the purpose of nominating a slate of qualified candidates to fill the positions of outgoing officers and Board members. Nominations are then sent to the membership for election pursuant to the Bylaws.
CHAIR
April Marie Nevarez, CMI
The Michaels Companies, Inc.

Professional Ethics

Regular and Certified Members - Appointed by the President with the Board of Governors´ approval (as prescribed in IPT Bylaws). This Committee investigates 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
Tommy L. “Chip” Twomey, II, CMI (2022-2024)
Marathon Petroleum Company LP

Scholarship

This Committee develops and administers the scholarship program for those new to the profession, including the provision of scholarships to introduce them to IPT’s programs or further their goal of professional designation.
CHAIR
Jan Nash, CMI
Tyson Foods, Inc.

University Relations

This Committee develops and strengthens IPT’s relationships with institutions of higher learning, seeking opportunities for collaboration between IPT and one or more universities or colleges on matters of interest to, and which might benefit, IPT members as state and local tax professionals.
CHAIR
Gwendolyn S. Evans, CMI
GSE – The State Tax Experts