Thomson Reuters Announces Finalists for the Inaugural Taxologist Awards

October 24, 2014
Lisa Travnik

NEW YORK, October 24, 2014 — Thomson Reuters announced today the finalists for the inaugural Taxologist Awards, a program that recognizes outstanding tax departments and individuals who drive value to their organizations by embracing tax technology.

The winners of the Taxologist Awards will be announced at SYNERGY 2014 — a conference for users of Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE tax technology — on Nov. 5 in Washington, D.C. Winners will be presented a commemorative trophy and other prizes. The Taxologist of the Year winner will receive $10,000 to donate to the school of their choice to fund technological initiatives.

The Taxologist Awards will recognize tax technology innovators in seven categories. Here are the finalists.

Taxologist of the Year

  • Mark Fuglevand, Tax Manager, CBRE, Inc.
  • Sarah Gangar, Tax Process and Technology Manager, CUNA Mutual

Innovative Tax Department of the Year

  • Al Escudero, Vice President of Tax, Cantel Medical Corporation
  • Jenn Ruck, Supervisor of Income Tax, Bayer Corporation

Excellence in Data Management

  • Rich Heller, Vice President of Tax, Bayer Corporation
  • Edward McFadden, Manager, Tax Operations, Ingram Micro, Inc.

Excellence in Tax Process Transformation

  • Amanda Dempsey, Tax Manager, Multimedia Games, Inc.
  • Judith Hamric, Vice President of Tax, Tube City IMS

Excellence in Global Transformation

  • Fred Haas, Senior Tax Manager, Ford Motor Company
  • Judith Hamric, Vice President of Tax, Tube City IMS

Excellence in Tax and Finance Alignment

  • Hans Hartman, Corporate Audit Director, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Kelly Necessary, Senior Tax Director, Time Warner Cable

Excellence in Tax Research

  • Sheryl Paige, Tax Advisor, Pfizer
  • Winifer Tong, Federal Tax Group Director, UPS

“The finalists for the Taxologist Awards represent a cross-section of some of the most innovative companies around the globe that are spearheading the development of better data quality, tax process efficiency, and tax insight,” said Joe Harpaz, managing director for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters and a member of the judging panel. “We’re proud to honor their achievements and encourage their continued efforts to revolutionize the industry.”

To learn more information about the Taxologist Awards, visit

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Lisa Travnik
Public Relations
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