Emerging Leaders

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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Emerging Leader: Jacqueline Hart

“Taxes are inevitable. People complain about them, but many do not understand tax and the ways to manage or minimize tax liability.” With that explanation, it’s easy to understand why Jacqueline Hart chose to go directly into the tax department at Ernst & Young (EY) right after graduating from college.… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Ralf Thelosen

Being a tax professional has its ups and downs, as anyone reading this article surely knows. But when it comes to managing the highs and lows of corporate tax practice, Ralf Thelosen should be well-prepared. Having cycled Alpenbrevet in Switzerland, which includes three of the most famous passes in the… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Mark Pollard

Corporate tax attorneys have a variety of interesting experiences before they ultimately see the light, but not too many TEI members possess the backstory of the Emerging Leader profiled in this issue of Tax Executive. Mark Pollard is international tax counsel at Kimberly-Clark and the new chair of the U.S.… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Colleen C. Brown

 Many corporate tax professionals start out at a Big Four (or Big Eight) firm and move to an in-house corporate tax position. So why did Colleen Brown, this issue’s  TEI Emerging Leader, go from Ernst & Whinney to the in-house accounting side, ultimately winding up as the senior tax adviser… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Kris Rogers

“Tax professionals are often stereotyped, but that’s not today’s industry. It’s exciting! It has a vibrancy I’m not sure our  profession has seen before. The new generation of tax professionals are bringing with them an energy that I hope is contagious.” That’s the strong voice of Kris Rogers, director of… Read more »

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