Tax Council Policy Institute To Honor Thomas A. Barthold At Annual Symposium

Jan 27, 2016, 16:05 ET from Tax Council Policy Institute

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI) announced that Thomas A. Barthold, Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, will be recognized with its Pillar of Excellence Award for his extraordinary accomplishments in the field of business and tax policy. The award will be presented on Day One of TCPI's 17th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium, scheduled for Feb. 11-12 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

"With an impressive career in public policy and a track record of thoughtful leadership in the development of tax policy for almost 30 years, working for and garnering the respect of both parties, Tom exemplifies the criteria of the Pillar Award," said Doug Bates, Chair of TCPI's Board of Directors and Vice President of Federal Relations at Northwestern Mutual. "The TCPI Board unanimously endorsed his nomination, believing Tom to be most deserving of this recognition."

Barthold will be only the seventh recipient of this award, which honors individuals in the tax community who consistently go above and beyond what is required to fulfill their professional obligations, proving to be true leaders in their field. TCPI searches for an outstanding tax professional whose performance and activities help further the knowledge and understanding of the tax community at large. Criteria for the Pillar of Excellence Award include: playing a key role in developing tax policy, recognizing its impact on business and the economy, and improving the overall understanding of foreign and domestic tax policies among tax professionals, executives and policymakers.

"Tom's intellect, professionalism, and openness to dialog with his colleagues in and out of government consistently provides a foundation for the often difficult and complex evolution of tax policy," said Lyn Walker, TCPI's Executive Director. "He is highly thought of across the board in the tax policy community not only because of his achievements and commitment to the policy process, but for his ability to work effectively with the community to explain the process and ensure the impact of proposals meet Congressional intent. TCPI is pleased to recognize him for his continuing outstanding work and integrity."

Barthold assumed his current role as Chief of Staff at the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) in May 2009. He started his career at the JCT as a staff economist in 1987 and subsequently served as senior economist, deputy chief of staff, and acting chief of staff. He has worked on a wide variety of issues for the committee, including capital gains taxation, savings incentives, environmental and energy taxes, estate and gift taxation, the taxation of multinational enterprises, the low-income housing tax credit, tax-exempt bonds, and tax-exempt organizations. Prior to his arrival in Washington, D.C., he was a member of the economics faculty of Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.

He holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics (1975) and a M.S. in Mathematics (1975) from Northwestern University, and a M.A. in Economics (1978) and a Ph.D. in Economics (1980) from Harvard University.

TCPI's 17th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium, "Capital Matters: How Taxes Influence the Global Creation, Deployment, and Mobility of Capital," will explore the critical issue that stands at the center of the global tax agenda: the taxation of capital. KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, serves as program manager for this year's symposium. For more details, including registration and exhibitor information, visit TCPI's website at

About The Tax Council Policy Institute

TCPI, created in 1997, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and non-partisan public research and educational organization. TCPI was created to help bring about a better understanding of significant federal tax policies that impact businesses and the national economy through careful study, thoughtful evaluation and open discussion. TCPI is affiliated with The Tax Council, an association established in 1966 for senior level tax professionals who work together to promote sound federal tax policies and a better understanding of our federal tax system.                                     


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