Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leader: Susanna Yoo

For Susanna Yoo, tax law isn’t just what’s written in the Internal Revenue Code or the implementing regulations. Tax law can also be dynamic in its application and interpretation. “The same black and white words in the tax law may apply differently, depending on the facts and circumstance of the… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Cheria Coram

Cheria Coram started out college pursuing a double major in chemistry and biology but quickly became disenchanted with becoming a doctor or lab researcher and switched to business school. After two accounting classes, she found her fit and declared accounting her major. She applied for internships facing the “tax or… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Tasheaya Warren Ellison

Tasheaya Warren Ellison entered law school to become a white-collar criminal defense attorney. But then fate intervened. Ellison registered for a tax course solely to prepare for the Oregon State Bar. The next thing she knew, she was chasing after a degree in taxation. “I had an incredible tax professor… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Brian Mustard

Brian Mustard was working in the audit group at KPMG in Montreal and knew that, in the end, he would not spend his career in audit or accounting. His plan: to go to law school after obtaining his designation and completing his articles. But fate intervened. A position in the… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Mitchell Trager

For Mitchell Trager, senior tax counsel at Georgia-Pacific LLC, involvement in the tax industry really was a way of life. His father, who passed away when Trager was a teenager, was a tax attorney for a major New York law firm. “We used to talk about what he did, what… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Nicole Curran

Transfer pricing is a key issue for multinational companies. As the chief tax officer for TouchPoint, Nicole Curran is acutely aware of the importance of transfer pricing—and she relishes its complexity and nuance. “With ongoing economic globalization, the recent challenges of the OECD’s BEPS project on existing transfer pricing rules… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Donna Coté

Donna Coté considers herself lucky. She’s a fan of international tax and feels fortunate to work for a company that does business in more than 150 countries. Coté, corporate vice president, global head of tax at AECOM, says she has worked on projects involving “a high percentage” of those countries.… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Stephen Dunphy

It’s almost axiomatic that a great teacher can make a major difference in your career, whether your field is athletics, entertainment, technology, or, yes, even tax. That certainly has been true for Stephen Dunphy, vice president, tax operations, at Ross Stores Inc. in the Silicon Valley. Dunphy earned his undergraduate… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Aylin Losavio

Aylin Losavio, director of taxes and shared services at RTI International, started her career in banking as a commercial loan underwriter, but quickly gravitated toward the tax thicket, which involved…wait for it…receipts in a shoebox. After completing a management rotation through the Banking Centers, she was presented with an opportunity… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Michell Rodriguez

For many people, Costco is their favorite store. For Michell Rodriguez, it’s her favorite (and current) employer, and she appreciates working there as much as if not more than customers enjoy shopping there. Here’s how Rodriguez, director of corporate tax, describes working at Costco: “I work for and with really… Read more »

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