President's Corner

Each issue of The Tax Executive also features a letter from TEI's President. This is one of the best ways to get an overview of recent developments both at the Institute and chapter levels.

  • ​Recently, I visited several chapter and regional events to get a first-hand look at the energy and drive that animates our members, and the unique ways in which TEI provides value to them. Interestingly, while the three geographic locations could n ... [Read More]
    President's Corner - Submitted By: Carita R. Twinem - Saturday, June 01, 2013
  • As I looked out at over our five hundred participants at the recently concluded 63rd Midyear Conference, so many thoughts and emotions were running through my mind. I was immensely proud of the work done by our Committee chairs, moderators, leadersh ... [Read More]
    President's Corner - Submitted By: Carita Twinem - Monday, April 29, 2013
  • Membership Pulse Survey In early December, TEI distributed a short and targeted membercentricity survey to the Institute’s membership. This 10-minute survey was built on the work of last year’s Vision 20/20 Task Force and was designed to provide a ... [Read More]
    President's Corner - Submitted By: Carita R. Twinem - Monday, February 04, 2013
  • While the colors were changing and the U.S. Presidential Campaign was coming down to its final days, TEI was in full swing, tackling the projects and initiatives central to our overall Members First theme. I am delighted to report that members of TE ... [Read More]
    President's Corner - Submitted By: Carita R. Twinem, International President - Saturday, September 15, 2012
  • It seems like only yesterday when Chuck Rau, my then-boss at Allis-Chalmers in Milwaukee, poked his head into my spreadsheet- filled cubicle and said, “Carita, there is this organization, Tax Executives Institute, TEI, that I think you should join. ... [Read More]
    President's Corner - Submitted By: Carita Twinem, International President - Saturday, September 01, 2012
  • Early in 2011 when Paul O’Connor of the New England Chapter was in the middle of his term as TEI’s president and I had been named to succeed him, I approached him and several past TEI presidents to ask for advice as I developed my goals for presenta ... [Read More]
    TEI - Submitted By: David M. Penney, TEI International President - Tuesday, May 15, 2012
  • The 62nd Midyear Conference, which is highlighted in this issue, was a true microcosm of TEI and the reasons the organization remains vibrant and relevant nearly seven decades after its founding. The conference exemplified not only TEI's educational ... [Read More]
    TEI - Submitted By: David M. Penney - Thursday, March 15, 2012
  • For more than a quarter century, TEI members from across Canada have travelled to Ottawa in December for the Institute’s annual liaison meetings with officials from the Canadian government. As a member of the Toronto Chapter and a former chair of th ... [Read More]
    Federal - Submitted By: David M. Penney - Monday, February 13, 2012
  • One of the truly enjoyable tasks of being TEI President is travelling to local chapters for their meetings. I have written previously about the role that my chapter — Toronto — played in my professional development, and it is gratifying to learn fir ... [Read More]
    TEI - Submitted By: David M. Penney, International President - Sunday, January 15, 2012
  • In my last column, I outlined the boundaries of TEI’s Vision 20/20 Task Force, which was chartered by the Institute’s Board of Directors to define the “ideal TEI” for today and the year 2020 and to develop a strategic plan that allows the Institute ... [Read More]
    Federal - Submitted By: David M. Penney - Wednesday, December 07, 2011
  • ​There are likely few members of TEI today who exhibited bravery when joining the Institute. When today’s leaders (at the chapter or Institute level) raise their hand and saying, “Yes, I’ll step forward,” they do this knowing they will benefit immen ... [Read More]
    Federal - Submitted By: David M. Penney - Wednesday, November 09, 2011
  • A year ago, when I became TEI’s President, few TEI members likely envisioned the buffeting that the economy would endure or the changes to be wrought to the political landscape. I know I didn’t. August 2010 seems such long time ago. Before the 2010 ... [Read More]
    Federal - Submitted By: President's Corner / Paul O'Connor - Friday, August 05, 2011
  • The remarkable depth and breadth of Tax Executives Institute are, once again, confirmed by the Table of Contents of this issue of The Tax Executive. The reports on the Institute’s educational programs, the summary of chapter meetings around the word ... [Read More]
    Federal - Submitted By: President's Corner / Paul O'Connor - Tuesday, June 07, 2011
  • When Sol Coffino received TEI’s Honorary Membership Award at the Annual Conference in Chicago, he reminded the group that the Institute did not start meeting annually with the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy until his term as 1982-1983 ... [Read More]
    - Submitted By: - Saturday, December 25, 2010
  • If you want evidence of the scope of TEI’s advocacy activity, you need to look no further than the Table of Contents of this issue of The Tax Executive. The issue contains high-quality sub­missions on several topics of keen interest to TEI members a ... [Read More]
    - Submitted By: - Tuesday, December 07, 2010
  • What a remarkable organization Tax Executives Institute is. A member of the Kansas City Chapter put it this way 16 years ago when interviewed as part of TEI’s 50th Anniversary Observance: "TEI is the only organization where you can call peopl ... [Read More]
    - Submitted By: - Wednesday, October 27, 2010
  • Spring 2010 What an eventful spring it has been for TEI. The Table of Contents of this issue reflects the breadth of the Institute’s technical activities. From congressional testimony on state tax apportionment issues to an amicus brief in a case i ... [Read More]
    - Submitted By: - Friday, July 02, 2010
  • January-February 2010 In my last column, I wrote about IRS Commissioner Shulman’s high-profile "conversation with the Boardroom" and it what portends for TEI members and the companies for whom they work. Briefly, the Commissioner has ... [Read More]
    - Submitted By: - Wednesday, March 31, 2010
  • November-December 2009 When his schedule prevented his participation in TEI’s Annual Conference in San Antonio, IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman suggested that we meet separately to reinforce our mutual commitment to sound tax administration and to ... [Read More]
    - Submitted By: - Thursday, December 31, 2009
  • Fall 2009 The next issue of The Tax Executive will contain full coverage of our recently concluded Annual Conference, but I want to take this early opportunity to offer my personal thanks to several groups for making the conference a success: Firs ... [Read More]
    - Submitted By: - Saturday, October 31, 2009