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Martina Krummen

When Martina Krummen joined KPMG for her internship, she was transferred for three months to the indirect tax department for a special project. During this time, she traveled across Canada and the United States for a major client of the firm to identify sales tax opportunities for their various business… Read more »

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Nancy Farahmand

Someone once said, “The world is made up of two kinds of people: Those who love solving puzzles—and those who don’t.” Nancy Farahmand, the director of international taxes and planning at JCPenney, loves solving puzzles. “I always enjoyed solving puzzles and knew, from my first tax course in college, that… Read more »

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Katrina Welch

In her first two years at the University of Texas, Katrina Welch was a petroleum engineering major and worked as a roustabout in an oil field during the summer. Perhaps that rugged experience helped pave the way for what Welch is doing today—serving as vice president and head of tax… Read more »

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Sandhya Edupuganty 

Many of us don’t like change. Sandhya Edupuganty embraces it. “I recognize the importance of and enjoy change, which is why I specialized in tax and have had the benefit of seeing what works and what can be improved. I believe it is important for tax departments to streamline and automate… Read more »

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Rita Makaris

Rita Makaris’ memory of her college tax course is vivid—and not particularly positive: “All I remember was how frustrating it was—nothing but rules with exceptions and exceptions to the exceptions.” But thirty years later, after an incredibly successful career in tax, Makaris, senior tax manager and assistant firm-wide controller at… Read more »

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Cooper Monroe

At Duke Energy Corporation, Director of State Tax Cooper Monroe keeps state and local tax (SALT) an essential ingredient in his corporate tax law diet. But instead of causing hypertension and increased use of a sphygmomanometer, commonly known as a blood pressure gauge, Monroe’s SALT experience moves the needle in… Read more »

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Lionel Nobre

Lionel Nobre always likes a good challenge—whether it’s running a marathon, obtaining multiple master’s degrees in law from higher-education  institutions in Brazil and the United States, securing certification as a global executive master in business administration, serving as a panelist at an  international fiscal association conference in Mumbai, authoring tax-publisher… Read more »

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Rudolf Van Ooijen

Europe. Middle East. Africa. That’s a lot of territory for anyone to cover. But Rudolf Van Ooijen, the group direct tax manager of the IKEA Group, is up to the task. Van Ooijen is president of the Tax Executive Institute’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) chapter, which is celebrating… Read more »

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