ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA today announced that Joe Huddleston, the former Executive Director of the Multistate Tax Commission, is the recipient of the 2015 Franklin C. Latcham Award for Distinguished Service in State and Local Taxation. The award was presented to Joe at a ceremony on December 17 in New York City. The Latcham Award, given annually to a distinguished state tax practitioner, is named for Franklin C. Latcham, the first Chairman of Bloomberg BNA's State and Local Tax Advisory Board.
"From his time as the Tennessee Commissioner of Revenue, through his stints in the private sector, to his role as Executive Director of the Multistate Tax Commission, Joe has consistently been notably successful in virtually everything on which he has focused," said Arthur Rosen, the Chairman of Bloomberg BNA's State Tax Advisory Board and a Partner at McDermott, Will & Emery LLP. "This is attributable to his admirable mixture of intelligence, politeness, knowledge, and - most important – his ability to put all issues and problems in their proper perspective."
Huddleston is currently an Executive Director in Ernst & Young's National Indirect Tax group. Prior to joining the firm in August, 2015, he served as the Executive Director of the Multistate Tax Commission for a decade. His previous positions include serving as the Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Revenue and as CFO for the Metropolitan Government of the City of Nashville and Davidson County. Joe has been president of both the Federation of Tax Administrators and the Southeast Association of Tax Administrators and is a founding trustee of the Paul Hartman Tax Forum at Vanderbilt University Law School.
"We are thrilled to recognize Joe's outstanding contributions in the field of state and local taxation," said George Farrah, Editorial Director, Bloomberg BNA's Tax & Accounting division. "Joe has had significant impact on state and local tax policy, notably his leadership of the MTC's initiative to update model laws and regulations to reflect the modern economy."
Previous recipients of the Latcham Award include R. Bruce Johnson, former chair of the Multistate Tax Commission and the Utah State Tax Commission; Paul Frankel, senior counsel with Morrison and Foerster's State and Local Tax Group; Marilyn A. Wethekam, a partner with Horwood Marcus & Berk Chtd. in Chicago; University of Connecticut Professor of Law Richard D. Pomp; Judge Bill Thompson, the Alabama Department of Revenue's chief administrative law judge; Prentiss Willson, former national director of Ernst & Young's State and Local Tax Practice and Procedure; and University of Georgia Professor of Law Walter Hellerstein.
About Bloomberg BNA
Bloomberg BNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, is a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. Its network of more than 2,500 reporters, correspondents, and leading practitioners delivers expert analysis, news, practice tools, and guidance — the information that matters most to professionals. Bloomberg BNA's authoritative coverage spans a full range of legal practice areas, including tax & accounting, labor & employment, intellectual property, banking & securities, employee benefits, health care, privacy & data security, human resources, and environment, health & safety.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bloomberg-bna-names-joe-huddleston-2015-latcham-award-winner-300201601.html
SOURCE Bloomberg BNA