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The Tax Council is appointed by the NACUBO President. 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

Julia Shanahan, Chair
Executive Director, Tax
Columbia University

John Barrett
Manager, Tax Services
University of California, Office of the President

Louis Curcio
Assistant Vice President, Global Tax Compliance
New York University 

Dominic L. Daher (Dom)
Associate Vice President, Tax Compliance and Internal Audit
Adjunct Professor of Law
University of San Francisco

Joe Irvine
Faculty, Fisher School of Business
The Ohio State University

Ed Jennings
Tax Director
University of Michigan

Anne Jetmundsen
Tax Manager
University of South Florida

Jodi Kessler
Senior Tax Specialist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

C. Aaron LeMay
Vice President, Financial Accounting & Reporting
University of Texas Medical Branch

Joel Levenson
Associate Director, Tax Compliance
University of Central Florida

Amy Goodreau Williams
Director, Corporate Tax
Duke University


NACUBO Staff Liaison

Mary M. Bachinger
Director, Tax Policy


Mary Bachinger

Director, Tax Policy


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