Chapter Leader

Jonathan Winn
Atlanta Chapter

Jonathan Winn, president of TEI’s Atlanta Chapter, has a clear plan for the chapter’s immediate future: to better engage members. “Atlanta is so geographically spread out, with a diverse footprint of hubs and business throughout the metro area. Our focus now is to meet the members where they work and… Read more »

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Kelvin Jeffrey Ramirez
San Francisco Chapter

Kelvin Jeffrey Ramirez, CPA, president of TEI’s San Francisco Chapter and senior director of tax at Informatica, has a game plan for opening up communication and interaction within the chapter and beyond. “What’s top of mind is returning to in-person meetings. During COVID, we stayed in touch via Zoom, but… Read more »

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Kristina Capretta
Toronto Chapter

Kristina Capretta, senior tax manager at PepsiCo Canada and the 2022–2023 president of TEI’s Toronto Chapter, has always had an interest in accounting and business, despite her original plan to become a teacher. In her first year of university, she found out quickly that she wanted to go down the business… Read more »

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Sandra Esteves
EMEA Chapter

Sandra Esteves, head of tax at Talend (at the time of this writing, in June), is certainly well qualified to be the president of TEI’s EMEA Chapter, which covers Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Esteves joined the EMEA board two years ago as a first-year director. Last year, she… Read more »

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Lefteris (LT) Toras
New Orleans/Gulf States Chapter

Editor’s note: The interview for this Chapter Leader article took place prior to the April 19 New Orleans/Gulf States Chapter event. TEI’s New Orleans Chapter had been dormant for a few years. Then, in 2022, Lefteris Toras, who goes by LT, met Tanya Coogan, Mitch Trager, and Wayne Hamilton at… Read more »

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Betty Mak
Vancouver Chapter

Betty Mak, president of TEI’s Vancouver Chapter and director of tax at Maxar Technologies, says that, coming out of the pandemic, it has been important for her to help members reconnect. What’s more, Mak says, she’s glad she has reconnected with students from the University of British Columbia (UBC), where… Read more »

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Scott Tincher
Cleveland Chapter

After Scott Tincher started his tax career in Columbus, Ohio, he returned to his roots in Cleveland in 2005. He knew that he needed to build a new professional network after moving from Columbus. His solution was one you might have thought of yourself at one time or another: joining… Read more »

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Latacia Trice
Detroit Chapter

Latacia Trice, who took over as president of TEI’s Detroit Chapter in July, hopes to get back to more in-person events as well as to host the first social event the chapter has held in several years. Although she had been chapter president for little more than a month at… Read more »

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Janet Rudnicki
Houston Chapter

Janet Rudnicki, who took over as president of the Houston Chapter mid-pandemic, is rightly proud of several of the chapter’s recent accomplishments and future plans, including its relaunching of the Houston Tax School. “We held three in-person schools during my 2021–2022 presidency, in October 2021, March 2022, and May 2022,”… Read more »

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Patrick Connolly
Asia Chapter

Patrick Connolly, Asia senior tax director at Jabil Circuit (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. and president of TEI’s Asia Chapter since July 2021, wanted this chapter to stay as active and relevant as possible during the pandemic while still adhering to safety standards. “I think that, despite the rigorous COVID restrictions, we… Read more »

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