Emerging Leaders

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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Emerging Leader: Dorothy O’Shea

“When I graduated from university with a bachelor of commerce degree with a major in accounting, I would never have imagined that my career path would have led me to spending the majority of my career in tax,” Dorothy O’Shea says. But O’Shea, currently head of tax for General Mills… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Wayne Hamilton

When Wayne Hamilton was in his second year of law school at North Carolina Central University Law School in Durham, North Carolina, he took two business tax classes. “I instantly knew I had found my niche as I realized that tax impacted every aspect of life—business or personal—in some respect,”… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Barbara Young

The intersection between tax policy and social policy is dicey for some tax professionals, but it’s what Barbara Young finds most interesting. “Although tax policy clearly has economic consequences in terms of tax revenue, it is often used as a tool to address social or societal issues. These two aspects… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Karlene Burrell

“Just when you think you have the correct answer, there comes an exception.” That’s how Karlene Burrell, senior manager of taxation at Hydro One Networks Inc. since 2007, describes Canadian GST/HST excise tax law. In addition, she says, “the most problematic tax law problem I have encountered in my career… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Wayne Monfries

Wayne Monfries views himself as a translator, not of foreign languages, but of the sometimes differing vocabularies and nuances spoken or written by those who work in the world of corporate tax and by those who ply their trade in various corporate operations or on the consulting side of business.… Read more »

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