ATLANTA, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced the appointment of Doug Thomas as east regional tax leader, effective immediately. Additionally, Shelley Giberson succeeds Thomas as greater Atlanta tax leader. Both partners are based in the professional service firm's Atlanta office.
"Doug and Shelley are seasoned tax professionals who are passionate about client service and building highly effective teams that bring the best the firm has to offer to our clients," said Gary Price, Managing Partner of PwC's Atlanta office. "With a wide breadth of experience, these two highly qualified partners further demonstrate our commitment to our clients, the advancement of our people and our place in Atlanta."
Doug Thomas has assumed responsibility as east regional tax leader, which encompasses six PwC markets in the eastern US, including greater Boston, New York, Washington DC, the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. Thomas was the Greater Atlanta Tax Leader for three years after having served as the Tax Leader for the Carolinas Market. He brings more than 23 years of experience providing tax and business consulting services to multinational clients. Thomas has worked across multiple industries and provides clients with advice on a variety of issues, including mergers and acquisitions, tax compliance, international and state tax planning. He also has experience in the management of controversy proceedings with both federal and state taxing authorities. Thomas has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Georgia and Michigan. In addition, he is active in the Atlanta community, working closely with the United Way of Greater Atlanta.
Shelley Giberson succeeds Doug Thomas as greater Atlanta tax leader. Prior to this appointment, Giberson led PwC Atlanta's tax specialist practices. She has extensive experience building teams that provide clients with the full complement and highest levels of tax consulting services. Giberson brings 17 years of international tax experience, including helping clients navigate complex and fluid international tax rules, developing international expansion, cash redeployment, debt restructuring, tax attribute management and cash tax management strategies. In addition to planning and consulting with her clients, Giberson has extensive experience with accounting for income taxes and helping companies meet their international tax compliance and reporting requirements. She has a bachelor's degree and an MPA from the University of Texas at Austin. Giberson is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Texas, Oregon and Georgia. She is active in the community, serving on the boards of the Atlanta History Center, CHRIS Kids and the Atlanta International School.
"We are excited for both Doug and Shelley and their leadership of our growing tax practice," continued Price. "With their help, we will continue to drive high levels of client satisfaction in Atlanta and throughout the East Region. We are fortunate to have such strong leaders in our market."
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