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Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee 2017 Member Biographies

Lisa Allen - VP of Regulatory Affairs, Relph Benefit Advisors an Alera Group Company,
Fairport, NY. Lisa Allen has 25+ Years of Employee Benefit experience. Allen is VP of Regulatory Affairs for Relph Benefit Advisors and is a Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist. Allen manages regulatory updates and provides clients with counsel regarding ACA, ERISA and Section 125. Allen supervised the processing of over 40,000 1095-Cs in Q1 2016. Allen is the 2017 Chairman of Compliance  Committee of the Benefit Advisors Network and a member of the Employer Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC). (Employer Information Reporting/Burden Reduction)  

Laura Lynn Burke - Ms. Burke is an enrolled agent certified fraud examiner, tax accountant, manager and instructor. She provides tax resolution, strategic tax planning and tax preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, LLCs, estates and Not-for-profits. She also has working knowledge of sales & use tax, excise and GST tax in an industrial setting. Ms. Burke is a member of the Illinois CPA Society, past treasurer of Women in Insurance & Finance, and a member of the Association for Fraud Examiners. She has earned an MBA in Tax, Marketing & Leadership, a Master of Science in Information Management Systems, a Certificate in Digital Forensics, and a BA in Business Administration, with minor in Psychology. (Employer Information Reporting/Burden Reduction)

Tenesha Carter - Senior Vice President- Tax Prep Services, State Employees Credit Union
Raleigh, NC. Tenesha Carter is the Senior Vice President of Tax Preparation Services for the State Employees Credit Union. Carter supervises and coordinates tax preparation programs for the credit union, both free and fee based to over 257 branches. She previously supervised daily operations of IRA services to ensure proper handling and reporting for the credit union. Carter is an Enrolled Agent and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (Emerging Compliance Issues)

Randall Cathell - Tax Managing Director - International, Crowe Horwath, LLP, Fort Lauderdale, FL and heads the firm’s international information reporting practice. He also serves as the lead international tax professional for the firm across the state of Florida. He has more than 20 years of experience in federal, international and state tax matters. Cathell focuses on subchapter C corporations and partnerships in both the private and public sectors, in addition to foreign nationals with U.S. investments. He specializes in companies with international operations, from both a planning and compliance perspective. Cathell is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a Tax Executives Institute Chapter Liaison. (Emerging Compliance Issues)

Terry W. Edwards - Mr. Edwards has worked in banking for over 26 years in the Corporate Tax Department of Wells Fargo Bank (and predecessor Wachovia Bank). He leads a team of tax professionals that provide consulting to multiple and diverse business units on information reporting and withholding requirements. He has been a member of the American Bankers Association’s Information Reporting Committee since 2009 and chair of the committee in 2015. He served on the Clearing House’s Tax Reporting Committee from 2002-2013 and as chair in 2011. Mr. Edwards is also a founding member of the Information Reporting Roundtable Committee (comprised of numerous U.S. Banks). Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he was employed as a tax consultant at Deloitte. He is a CPA with a Masters in Accounting from Virginia Tech and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s college at Wise. (International Reporting and Withholding)

Allen M. Ellenby - Mr. Ellenby is an executive director and an attorney serving as national tax technical advisory leader for EY’s practice providing ACA compliance and reporting services to large employers. In addition he has worked with qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, other types of compensation and employee benefit issues, assisting multinational corporations with the U.S. taxation of employees participating in foreign pensions. He is a member of the American Bar Association and was a member of the AICPA Tax Division’s Employee Benefit Technical Resource Panel. Mr. Ellenby received a degree in actuarial science from the University of Illinois and a JD from the University of Chicago. (Employer Information Reporting/Burden Reduction)

Dana Flynn - Ms. Flynn is a Director in the corporate tax department at BNP Paribas and is the global head of U.S. Information Reporting & Withholding, FATCA, and QI Advisory. As U.S. tax advisory, she works with various local and global divisions of BNP Paribas relating to their policy planning, implementation and compliance issues pertaining to various areas of U.S. domestic and non-resident withholding and information reporting, including the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Section 871(m) of the Internal Revenue Code. As the global head of QI advisory, she also works closely with the bank’s Qualified Intermediary entities developing and implementing global policy and procedure. Previously, she was a director within Group Tax at UBS where she was the Americas regional expert for FATCA. Ms. Flynn has been a guest speaker and chairperson at tax information reporting and withholding conferences within the industry and is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Tax Compliance Committee. She received her BA from Boston College and JD from Suffolk University Law School. (IRPAC Vice Chair & International Reporting and Withholding)

Darrell D. Granahan - Mr. Granahan, CISA and CRISC, is a Senior Director of Implementation of Tax Information Reporting Technology for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. In this role he works closely with customers to help them leverage technology as effectively and efficiently as possible to address the challenges of tax information reporting in the wake of ACA and other new tax reporting requirements. Before Thomson Reuters, Mr. Granahan held the role of Vice President, Controls Officer, at First Data Corporation, working in payments processing and electronic commerce solutions. Mr. Granahan is a member of Information Systems Audit and Control (ISACA) and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He received a BS in Electronics Management from Southern Illinois University and an MA in Management from Bellevue University. (Chair, Emerging Compliance Issues)

Keith King - Mr. King is Senior Vice-President and Tax Executive of Bank of America in Charlotte, N.C. Mr. King has over 25 years of experience in the finance industry, having spent the last 16 years in the information reporting field. He currently co-leads Bank of America’s Information Reporting and Withholding Advisory Group, which advises the bank’s various lines of businesses on information and reporting regulations and its impact on their products and services. Mr. King is a current member of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Information Reporting Advisory Group and The Clearing House (TCH) Tax Withholding and Information Reporting Committee. He was also a past member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Tax Compliance and Administration Committee. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the City University of New York and an MBA from Queens University of Charlotte. (IRPAC Chair & Emerging Compliance Issues)

Joel Levenson - Mr. Levenson, as associate director of tax compliance at the University of Central Florida, considers information reporting a significant part of his role, working with taxpayers who receive information returns submitted by the university. He works with multiple departments to ensure accurate reporting including: student accounts for 1098-T; accounts payable for 1099-MISC; international studies for 1042-S; human resources for W-2; and the UCF card services for 1099-K. Mr. Levenson is a member of the Tax Council of the National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO), the Inter-Institutional Committee on Finance & Accounting Officers (ICOFA) as chair, Tax Sub-Committee; and the University Tax Peer Group. He received his BS in Accounting from the University of Central Florida as well as a Master of Science, Taxation. (Emerging Compliance Issues)

Robert C. Limerick - Mr. Limerick is Managing Director for the Global information Reporting Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York, N.Y. He is a tax attorney specializing in tax withholding and information reporting with 22 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He has assisted banking, capital markets and asset manager clients with FATCA, Chapter 3 (withholding and reporting for payments to non-U.S. persons) and Chapter 61 (withholding and reporting for payments to U.S. persons). He is a co-author of BNA Tax Management Portfolio 6565, FATCA – Information Reporting and Withholding Under Chapter 4, a former member and past chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Tax Compliance Committee, and a member of the New York, New Jersey and Florida Bar Associations. Mr. Limerick has a BA in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Binghamton, a JD from Nova Southeastern University School of Law and an LLM from the University of Florida School of Law. (International Reporting and Withholding)

Ryan Lovin - Associate Counsel—Global Tax Advisors, Vanguard, Malvern, PA.
Ryan Lovin is Associate Counsel for product tax on the Global Tax Advisors team at Vanguard. Lovin has over 10 years of experience in the tax industry and previously worked for the Investment Company Institute in Washington. Lovin leads working groups to develop consensus-based solutions to industry issues, and present those solutions to government stakeholders including the IRS and Treasury. Lovin also has experience with FATCA and may be an interested party for the IRW subgroup. Lovin has a Masters in Accounting from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University. (Emerging Compliance Issues)

Marcia L. Miller - Ms. Miller is President & CEO of Financial Horizons, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is an Enrolled Agent working for 35 years in accounting, tax and management consulting with an emphasis on representing small business owners. She advises clients on taxes and of federal, state and foreign mandatory reporting requirements. She is an author and speaker focusing on tax management, planning and health care reform and a former adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business. She is a recognized leader and speaker in the world of information reporting. Ms. Miller earned a BBA and an MBA from the University of Miami. (Employer Information Reporting/Burden Reduction)

James Paille - Director of Operations, Thomson Reuters, Ann Arbor, MI
James Paille has been an executive manager in the payroll service industry for over 30 years. Paille is the Director of Operations for myPay Solutions, the payroll division of Thomson Reuters. Paille is currently the President of the APA's Board of Directors. Paille is also an active member of IPPA, NACHA and NACTP.  He holds a BS in Accounting from St. John Fisher College. (Employer Information Reporting/Burden Reduction)

Thomas Prevost - Managing Director- FATCA Responsibility Officer, Credit Suisse
Holmdel, NJ. Thomas Prevost is a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and the FATCA Responsibility Officer for all Credit Suisse Group entities. Prevost is responsible for FATCA Advisory and the Compliance Framework, including IRS certifications for Credit Suisse globally. Prior to March 1, 2015 Prevost was the American Head of Tax for 13 years where he was responsible for all taxation issues for the Americas region, including US information reporting issues. Provost served 10 years as ISDA North American Tax Chair and is a SIFMA Tax Compliance Group member, Prevost holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston and a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. (International Reporting and Withholding)

Emily Z. Rook - Ms. Rook is a Consultant with Circle Financial Services in Iverness, Ill. Ms. Rook has worked in the accounting and payroll industries for 40 years and currently consults with clients on payroll issues including processing, systems and accounting. She teaches courses for the American Payroll Association (APA) on processing and regulatory compliance. The training covers all payroll responsibilities including wage and payment deductions and tax depositing and reporting requirements. Ms. Rook is a past president of the APA, serves on its Board of Directors and co-chairs its Government Affairs Task Force Subcommittee on Federal Tax Forms and Publications. She is a Certified Payroll Professional and earned a BS in Commerce from Rider College. (Chair, Employer Information Reporting/Burden Reduction)

Kevin V. Sullivan - Managing Director and Tax Executive at Bank of America where he is the Head of U.S. Information Reporting Advisory in the corporate tax department. In this capacity, he manages a team of tax advisors responsible for U.S. withholding and information reporting advisory throughout Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to Bank of America, Kevin held various positions at BNP Paribas including Head of U.S. Information Withholding & Reporting, FATCA, and QI Advisory, Head of North American Tax Operations, and Head of North American FATCA. Kevin also worked at Deloitte Tax as a Senior Manager in the Global Information Reporting group where he advised foreign and domestic financial institutions as well as multinational corporations in properly addressing U.S. and NRA tax withholding and reporting obligations. Kevin currently serves on the IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) as a member of the Information Reporting and Withholding Subgroup. Kevin received his BS from American University in Washington, DC and JD from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Fl. (International Reporting and Withholding)

Clark Sells - Senior Product Manager, Sovos/Convey Compliance, Plymouth, MN. Sells has experience in implementing and maintaining tax software for filers of all volumes. Sells manages emerging compliance platforms including the launch of new tax reporting systems to comply with healthcare and global reporting legislation. Sells serves as company liaison with federal and state government agencies. Sells attended the University of Wisconsin. (Employer Information Reporting/Burden Reduction)

Nina Tross - Ms. Tross accepted the positon as Executive Director for the National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP) after serving for 3 years on their Board of Directors. Currently, she also teaches NSTP sponsored tax seminars for tax professionals and writes several tax newsletters. She represents the NSTP on IRPAC and participates in the monthly National Public Liaison (NPL) committee meetings. For many years Ms. Tross owned a tax and accounting practice serving individuals and the business community. The practice was sold in 2011 but she still maintains a small client base preparing individual and business tax returns. She is a member of the National Society of Accountants, the National Federation of Independent Business, and the Arizona Association of Accounting & Tax Professionals. Ms. Tross earned her Enrolled Agent credential in 1993 and graduated with a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from Western International University. (Emerging Compliance Issues)

Kelli Wooten - Ms. Wooten is a director with IHS Markit (previously Markit | CTI Tax Solutions). She advises both multinational corporations and financial institutions on their compliance with information reporting and withholding rules such as the Foreign Account Tax Account Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). Ms. Wooten works on designing, testing, and implementing tax software solutions for tax due diligence, withholding, and information return reporting. Ms. Wooten was previously Of Counsel with Burt, Staples & Maner, LLP and also had an extensive career at Procter & Gamble where she served in many capacities, including domestic and international tax compliance, audit and litigation, and indirect tax. Ms. Wooten was previously a member of the IRS Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (“ETAAC”) where she was the 2015 – 2016 Vice-Chair. Ms. Wooten earned a B.S. in Accounting from The University of Tennessee, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. (Chair, International Reporting and Withholding)

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