Chapter News

Chicago Chapter
Ladder Up Joins Forces With TEI

This year the Chicago Chapter teamed with local nonprofit Ladder Up and the Tax Assistance Program to provide tax assistance to low-income families in the greater Chicagoland area. TEI invited employees and board members of Ladder Up to speak at a few Chapter meetings to introduce the organization and its… Read more »

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Pittsburgh Chapter
Joint Meeting With Allegheny Tax Society and Pittsburgh Tax Club

The Pittsburgh Chapter of TEI, the Allegheny Tax Society, and the Pittsburgh Tax Club recently held their annual meeting. Once a year the three clubs come together for an event that allows TEI members to network with their tax counterparts from Pittsburgh-area law and CPA firms. The speaker this year… Read more »

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San Francisco Chapter
In Memoriam: Bryant C. Blewett

Bryant Calvin Blewett, aged seventy-six, died on January 24. He had been in declining health for the past several years. Born March 9, 1940, in Helena, Montana, he graduated from Montana State University with a degree in business and accepted a position with the Internal Revenue Service in San Francisco.… Read more »

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Atlanta Chapter

SALT Committee Breakfast Meeting PricewaterhouseCoopers presented at the SALT Committee breakfast meeting of TEI’s Atlanta Chapter, held in February at the Piedmont Driving Club. The topic was “Converging Megatrends That Drive Tax Reform and How This Can Impact State and Local Tax.” The PwC speakers included Oscar Teunissen, strategy leader… Read more »

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Atlanta Chapter
Holds Monthly Lunch Meeting

TEI’s Atlanta Chapter held its monthly lunch meeting at Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant on November 15, with presentations made by Alvarez & Marsal. The meeting covered the impact of the Multistate Tax Commission’s Arm’s-Length Adjustment Service (“ALAS”) advisory. The speakers were Brian Pedersen, managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, and… Read more »

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New York Chapter
Hosts Fifty-Third Annual Tax Symposium

On December 14, the New York Chapter hosted its Fifty-Third Annual Tax Symposium at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, once again offering members a great opportunity to network and learn. The program was heavily attended by tax executives and by IRS, state, and local representatives. The simultaneously offered… Read more »

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Atlanta Chapter
Hosts 2016 Lunch Meeting

At a lunch meeting held by TEI’s Atlanta Chapter at Maggiano’s—Cumberland Mall this past fall, a presentation by Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan covered “Selected Practical and Ethical Considerations for In-House Tax Professionals” with keynote speaker Tom Cullinan, partner, Sutherland.

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Wisconsin Chapter
Service Award

The Wisconsin Chapter recently presented Janet Kreilein (right) the 2016 Chapter Meritorious Service Award. Dawn Peterson (left), who presented the award, spoke to attendees about the contributions Kreilein has made. “When I left the world of public accounting in the spring of 2004, joining TEI was at the top of… Read more »

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San Francisco Chapter
Mourns Past President Mike Martello (December 14, 1941 - July 1, 2016)

TEI San Francisco Past President Michael Edward Martello, fondly known as Mike by most, was born on a U.S. Marine base in Quantico, Virginia. He was the eldest of six children. The family relocated to Clifton, New Jersey, in the early 1950s. He graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School… Read more »

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Atlanta Chapter
Hosts SALT CPE Event

The TEI Atlanta Chapter hosted a half-day SALT CPE event early this summer. The event, presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers, covered state tax policy trends and featured keynote speaker Lynne Riley, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Revenue. Joe Garrett, deputy commissioner of the Alabama Department of Revenue, and Frank O’Connell, general… Read more »

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