Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA

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Event Date Sun Dec 5 EST - Fri Dec 10 EST (12 months ago)
Location Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
800 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
Region Americas

This year COST will be holding its Basics and Advanced Schools at the same time in Atlanta, Georgia. Attendees of the Basics School can select one of the three tracks offered: Income Tax, Sales Tax or SALT. Each Track will cover the basics of the area covered – with the SALT Track providing a broader coverage of all of the areas. Past attendees have been incredibly positive in their reviews of the School and the presenters. This School provides attendees with a great foundation in which ever track is selected.


2021 Speakers

Doug Lindholm
President, Chief Executive Officer, COST, Washington, DC

Robert Tuinstra
Chair, Corteva Agriscience, COST, Wilmington, DE

Charles Drury
Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer,COST, Washington, DC


Gerry Amoroso
Director, Grant Thornton, Austin, TX

Harley Duncan
Tax Managing Director, KPMG, Washington, DC

Arthur Parham
General Tax Advisor, Entergy Services, Inc., Woodlands, TX

Shirley Shih
Senior Manager, PwC, Atlanta, GA

Kelly Smith
PwC, Atlanta, GA

Todd Lard
Partner , Eversheds Sutherland (US), Washington, DC

Robert Porcelli
State and Local Tax Partner, PwC, McLean, VA

Sherry Lam
Managing Director, State and Local Tax, Grant Thornton, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Christopher Lutz
Horwood Marcus & Berk, Chicago, IL

Scott Peterson
Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations, Avalara, Nashville, TN

Susan Ferlianto
Senior Manager - Multistate Tax Services, Deloitte, Atlanta, GA

Cari Sorsa
Senior Tax Manager, Deloitte, Atlanta, GA

Susan Courson-Smith
Senior Director - Global Tax , Pfizer, Memphis, TN

Jonathan Mieritz
Senior Consultant, State and Local Tax, Corteva Agriscience, Wilmington, DE

Frances Sewell
Director State Tax Controversy, Pfizer, Memphis, TN

Patrick Waldo
Tax Director, Nationwide, Columbus, OH

Michael Woo
Retired, San Ramon, CA

Kathy Saxton
Tax Director, Deloitte, Atlanta, GA

Liudmila Wilhelm
Senior Manager, Deloitte, Atlanta, GA

Scott Jackson
Managing Director, KPMG, Atlanta, GA

Thomas Lopez
Manager, KPMG, Atlanta, GA

Karen Currie
Principal, Indirect Tax Services, EY, Dallas, TX

James Adams
EY, Atlanta, GA

Fred Nicely
Tax Counsel, COST, Washington, DC

Trisha Davidson
Tax Manager, YETTER, Chicago,IL

Diane Yetter
Owner, YETTER, Chicago, IL

Nikki Dobay
Partner, Eversheds-Sutherland (US), Portland, OR

Aziza Farooki
Director, Policy, COST, Washington, DC

Barbara Coulter
State and Local Tax Partner, PwC, Atlanta, GA

Benjamin Muilenburg
Principal, PwC, Sacramento, CA

Amee Appel
Principal, State and Local Tax, Indirect Tax, PwC, Chicago, IL

Karl Frieden
Vice President and General Counsel, COST, Washington, DC

Mitchell Newmark
New, York, NY

Morrison Foerster
New, York, NY

Greg Abbott
Managing Director, State and Local Tax, BDO, Atlanta, GA

Will Thistle
Bradley, Birmingham, AL

Matthew Mantle
State & Local Tax Partner, Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA

Nicole Crighton Vescio
Tax Principal, KPMG, New York NY

Frank Gallo
Partner, Reed Smith, Philadelphia, PA

Patrick Reynolds
COST, Washington, DC

Kelly Butler
Principal, Sales and Use Tax, Ryan, Dallas, TX

John Murphy
Kolesar & Associates, Reno, NV

Daniel Stanley
Attorney, Honigman, Lansing, MI