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

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

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

Jodi Kessler
Senior Tax Specialist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

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

Julia Shanahan
Executive Director, Tax and Payroll
Columbia University

Megan Talley
Assistant Controller for Tax Compliance
University of Tennessee System

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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