President’s Corner

TEI — Wonderfully the Same, Wonderfully Different

Traveling for TEI is one of the responsibilities—and benefits—of serving in the Institute’s senior leadership. Over the past three years, and now, as Institute president, I have had the opportunity to visit chapter, regional, and Institute events around the world. Visiting chapters in different parts of the world provides insight… Read more »

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Change — It’s Everywhere

No matter who said it first—Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher, or someone else—the message remains true to this very day: The only real constant is change. In the tax world, change is everywhere, in international tax policy developments, administrative and regulatory reorganizations, and expansion of financial reporting regimes, not to mention… Read more »

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A Progress Report Ahead of the Holidays

As we head into the holiday season, I wanted to share some impressions from the recently concluded TEI Annual Conference in Dallas, as well as report on the progress being made against several of our 2015–16 Building for the Future goals. Until now, I had never fully appreciated the degree… Read more »

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On the Job — and Thrilled To Be Here

It is an honor to serve as your international president. While it seems like only a short time ago that I received the happy news from Nominating Committee Chair Paul O’Connor that I had been nominated for TEI treasurer, almost four years have, in fact, passed. During that time, I have… Read more »

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Crossing the Finish Line — But Never Finished

Remember the last time you caught up with an old friend, and the conversation was so easy and comfortable, you totally lost track of time? You became so engrossed that a ten-minute chat turned into an hour. That’s how my TEI presidential term has been: a totally rewarding experience where,… Read more »

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At the Center of the Tax World — TEI’s Midyear Conference

For TEI, Washington, D.C., in the springtime usually means two things: cherry blossoms and our Midyear Conference. Well, this year, Mother Nature’s timing was a bit  off, and the blossoms showed up about two weeks later than usual. Regarding the second, however, we were right on time—in virtually every way.… Read more »

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TEI’s Chapters and Regions — The Engines of Our Growth

The vision, energy, and creativity of our chapter and regional leadership are nothing short of outstanding. These leaders’ ability to deliver superior educational programs and networking opportunities designed specifically for our members reflects the best of what TEI is: members working in the service of their colleagues and peers. Recognizing… Read more »

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