alliantgroup Welcomes U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln as the Newest Member to Their Strategic Advisory Board

May 30, 2013, 16:29 ET from alliantgroup

HOUSTON, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In alliantgroup's ongoing mission to ensure U.S. businesses remain competitive and innovative, firm leadership is pleased to announce former Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln as a new member of its board of high-profile business champions. Senator Lincoln is a welcome addition to alliantgroup's powerful team of legislators and policymakers as she brings her years of experience and knowledge to the firm.

U.S. Senator Lincoln will be joining former heads of state, policymakers, and several dynamic advocates of government tax incentives vital to the success of U.S. businesses: Mark W. Everson, alliantgroup Vice Chairman and former IRS Commissioner; Walter Harris, alliantgroup Director of IRS Practice and Procedure and former IRS Senior Level Executive; Dean Zerbe, alliantgroup National Managing Director and former Senior Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee; Jim Ramstad, alliantgroup Senior Advisor and former U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the IRS Oversight Committee; Bob Riley, alliantgroup Director and former Alabama Governor and U.S. Congressman; Kit Bond, alliantgroup Senior Advisor and former U.S. Senator; and Rick Lazio, alliantgroup Director and former U.S. Congressman.

"From my experience in Arkansas I have developed a real passion for helping agriculture and manufacturing businesses. It is critical to keep this type of work in the United States," Senator Lincoln said. "I look forward to collaborating with alliantgroup to ensure that U.S. jobs stay where they belong and American companies continue to thrive and grow."

Senator Lincoln has an impressive 16-year career in the U.S. Congress, including her two terms as U.S. Congresswoman and two terms as a U.S. Senator from Arkansas where she ascended to the Chairmanship of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee and to a seat on the powerful Senate Finance Committee. Lincoln remains the youngest woman in our nation's history to be elected to the United States Senate, and during her career she built a reputation as a results-oriented bipartisan legislator.

"alliantgroup strives to provide its clients with the tools they need to claim the tax incentives to which they are fully entitled. We do this by collaborating with the best and brightest minds with backgrounds in a number of different industries," said Dean Zerbe. "Senator Lincoln is widely recognized as a national leader in agriculture, anti-hunger, aging, healthcare, international trade, taxes, and energy policy. There is no doubt that she is an invaluable addition to our team."

"We believe that Senator Lincoln will offer substantial insight into the many industries of the small to medium-sized firms we serve every day. We are fully committed to helping these companies obtain the tax incentives they deserve, and we are excited to be working with Senator Lincoln to ultimately maintain and create jobs and encourage innovation in America," Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO, said.

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alliantgroup is the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services. Headquartered in Houston, TX, with offices across the country including California, New York, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., alliantgroup works with CPAs and their clients to ensure that they receive the full benefits of all available federal and state government-sponsored tax credit and incentive programs. For more information, please visit


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