August 06, 2020

Contact & About Us

Section Staff and Contact Information

General Contact

American Bar Association - Section of Taxation
1050 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 662-8670 | Fax: (202) 662-8682
ABA Customer Service Center: (800) 285-2221

John Thorner
Section Director

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Meetings & Events

Haydee Moore
Director, Meetings
Hotel sourcing, budgets, contracts, overview of all meetings
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Sarah Deschauer
Meetings Manager
Meeting planning, logistics, vendor sourcing, Section Meetings
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Senior Meeting Planner
Meeting logistics, conference billing, audio-visual logistics, standalone meetings

Lina Kang
Meetings Registrar
Meeting registration


Todd Reitzel
Director, Publishing
Oversees Section publishing including periodicals and books
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Gregory Peacock
Senior Publishing Specialist
Manages production and marketing of ABA Tax Times and other publications
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Kaitlin Utz
Publishing and Technology Specialist
Manages CLE materials and supports The Tax Lawyer, ABA Tax Times, and other publications

Membership & Marketing

Director, Membership & Marketing
Membership and marketing materials

Jennifer Phillips
Sponsorship Specialist
Meeting exhibitors, sponsorships administration
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Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Chris Tank
Director, CLE
CLE meetings, conferences, and webinars
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Tim Brady
Senior Educational Program Specialist
Meeting program, spotlights, CLE and webinar administration
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Pro Bono, Government Relations, & Section Committees

Meg Newman
Chief Counsel
Section comments & policy positions, LITC and Pro Bono initiatives, Committee issues
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DeMarcus Freeman
Committee Liaison
Committee operations, Bluebook, awards and fellowships, government and member outreach


Ty Hansen
Associate Director
Finances, reimbursements, government speakers
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Dan Swenson
Technology Manager
Website, Tax Connect, meeting app, mailing lists
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About the Section

Our Mission

The mission of the ABA Section of Taxation is to serve our members and the public by providing education about taxes and tax systems, and by providing leadership to support the development of an equitable, efficient and workable tax system.

Our Goals

  • To promote diversity and inclusion in the tax profession.
  • To serve as the national representative of the legal profession with regard to the tax system.
  • To improve public understanding of, confidence in, and respect for, the tax system.
  • To provide leadership in simplifying and improving the tax system.
  • To provide unbiased, thoughtful and timely input into the legislative and administrative process.
  • To promote and maintain an active, vigorous, growing and interested Section membership.
  • To provide programs and services of unique quality which promote professionalism, competence and ethical conduct.
  • To provide a national forum for communication among Section members and interchange with the public sector.

Our Current Officers & Council Members

View our current Officers & Council members here.
Last updated August 2020.