Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leader: Karin Li

Is there a connection between tax and math? To Karin Li, there certainly is. During her MBA studies, her professor assigned her a research project related to estate tax law, leading Li to make a discovery that would impact her professional life. “I found tax to be incredibly complex and… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Chris Anderson

As a senior in college, Chris Anderson had an epiphany while attending an information session for internship interviews. It was the early nineties. There was a recession; the financial crisis of the time was the failure of the savings and loan institutions. And the Big 8 had just become the… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Jason Weinstein

Jason Weinstein first became interested in tax when he was working after college for the governor of New Jersey. “The governor’s office wanted to push through a package of tax reform. I only had tangential involvement in the whole thing, but it was my job to write the governor’s briefing… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Kevin Reddick

While studying for his B.B.A. in accounting, Kevin Reddick realized that he found tax inherently fascinating because it was similar to three-dimensional chess, which he describes as “a giant, messy, complex game that involves economics, finance, policy, and law, and its field of battle is often the court of public… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Soonthree Cochrane

Soonthree Cochrane, senior manager of tax policy and controls at Lockheed Martin Corporation, went right into tax after college graduation. At the time, she says, most college graduates with accounting degrees started their professional careers in audit at accounting firms. But auditing didn’t appeal to her. “I was lucky to… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Angelique Carter

Most tax professionals appreciate the fact that no two days are exactly alike, and Angelique Carter, senior manager of income tax controversy at DISH Network Corporation, is no exception. “After taking accounting classes, I found tax work to be more interesting than GL [general ledger] accounting, because it required a… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Alisa Margolis

Alisa Margolis went to law school with one goal: to become a trial lawyer. “I loaded up on trial courses, including taking clinics involving litigation and earning a spot on the Moot Court Honor Society trial team. I did, however, take a few tax courses just in case anything related… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Kristin Mikolaitis

When Kristin Mikolaitis first took a tax policy class in college, it “knocked my socks off,” she says. “That was when I first understood that tax is one of the primary tools for shaping economic and social policy in the United States—for showing which activities and people are valued, which… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Kristen Bauer Proschold

Kristen Bauer Proschold calls herself an “accidental tax practitioner.” Here’s what she means. “I may not have joined the tax profession were it not for a law firm recruiter telling me to ‘keep an open mind,’” she says. “When I was interviewing for summer associate positions, one of the open… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Doug Rodolph

You could say that Doug Rodolph’s interest in a tax career was a neither a slow burn nor a fast one—more of a medium burn. When he started college, Rodolph knew he wanted to go into accounting. After all, he always enjoyed math and thought it would be a great… Read more »

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