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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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