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The principal charge of the Tax Council is to advise the NACUBO President and the staff on tax issues of concern to the association. The council supports the association's tax policy and advocacy goals by:

  • identifying and relaying the information and advocacy needs of colleges and universities in the areas of tax policy, legislation, regulations, and programs and providing feedback on NACUBO’s plans and efforts to meet these needs;
  • informing NACUBO of the specific needs of members for basic and advanced training, skill improvement, and other forms of professional growth relating to taxation and assisting in the development of strategies to meet these needs; and
  • offering advice and counsel on federal tax laws, regulations, programs, and issues affecting colleges and universities.


Council Members

Joel Levenson

Joel Levenson, Chair

Assistant Vice President, Tax, Payables and Procurement
University of Central Florida


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Kendra Cooks

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Wabash College


Louis Curcio

Louis Curcio

Assistant Vice President, Global Payroll and Tax Compliance
New York University


Jodi Kessler

Jodi Kessler

Director, Tax and Global Operations
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Angie Leahy

Angie Leahy

Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Controller
Washington University in St. Louis


Aaron LeMay

C. Aaron LeMay

Vice President, Financial Accounting and Reporting
University of Texas Medical Branch


Maryann Piccolo

Maryann Piccolo

Associate Comptroller – Corporate Tax, Compliance and Payroll
University of Pennsylvania


Meghan Talley

Megan Talley

Senior Director of Investment Accounting
University of Tennessee System


NACUBO Staff Liaison

Mary M. Bachinger
Director, Tax Policy


Mary Bachinger

Director, Tax Policy


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