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SAN DIEGO – Feb. 13, 2013 – The American Tax & Financial Center at TurboTax today announced the establishment of an Advisory Committee to assist in guiding the Center’s ongoing commitment to improving the financial capability of Americans.
The Tax Center draws on the expertise of thought leaders in economics, taxes, healthcare and consumer finance who share one common trait: empower people with the knowledge needed to make effective financial decisions that improve their lives and the lives of their family.
The Advisory Committee is a select group of independent experts who will provide objective advice on a broad range of consumer tax and financial issues and emerging trends with a focus on the real-world implications of taxes and personal finances for the average American.
“We are honored to have a very respected and distinguished group to serve as charter members of our Advisory Committee,” said Bernie McKay, executive director of the American Tax & Financial Center at TurboTax. “These individuals join our own tax experts to educate and advocate for individuals and offer insights to policymakers and tax administrators on the practical impacts of the U.S. tax system on the experience of American taxpayers.”
The newly appointed Committee members include experts in economics, health care, technology innovation, personal finance and tax-time savings:
Dr. Robert Atkinson, President and Founder, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Dr. Robert D. Atkinson is one of the country’s foremost thinkers on innovation economics. An economic advisor to three U.S. Administrations, Dr. Atkinson was first appointed by President Clinton to the Commission on Workers, Communities, and Economic Change in the New Economy. Before he founded the ITIF, Dr. Atkinson was Vice President of the Progressive Policy Institute and Director of PPI’s Technology & New Economy Project. He has conducted groundbreaking research on technology innovation policy and the economics of jobs formation and growth. Dr. Atkinson is a valued adviser to state and national policy makers, and a popular published author and speaker nationally and internationally.
Dr. Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School
Dr. Peter Tufano is a prolific scholar, course developer and social entrepreneur who is an advisor to both business and government leaders. He is currently the Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. The last decade of Dr. Tufano’s research has focused primarily on consumer finance. He has been at the forefront of advancing this academic field and bringing ideas from research into practice by working directly with businesses and policymakers. His work is credited with influencing two US policy initiatives and a new class of American savings products. Additionally, in 2000, Dr. Tufano founded an innovative non-profit called the Doorways to Dreams Fund that works with partner organizations to test and promote innovations that serve the financial needs of low income households. Prior to joining Oxford, Tufano was a faculty member at the Harvard Business School for 22 years where he served in a number of leadership roles.
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA, MHSA, Founder and CEO, THINK-Health and Health Populi
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a nationally recognized healthcare economist, strategist and forecaster in planning and analysis of emerging healthcare services markets. An Advisory Board member to the Health 2.0 conference and the US Health Efficiency Index, she is a management consultant who has worked with health sector stakeholders in the U.S. and Europe for over two decades, Sarasohn-Kahn founded THINK-Health, a strategic health consultancy, and focuses on the nexus of healthcare and technology, applying the tools of environmental analysis, scenario and strategic planning, forecasting, and health policy analysis. Sarasohn-Kahn also writes the popular Health Populi blog, providing practical information and insights for consumers, business and the healthcare community.
Visit the American Tax & Financial Center at TurboTax now known as the Intuit Tax and Financial Center for additional information.
About The American Tax & Financial Center at TurboTax
Established in November 2012, The American Tax & Financial Center at TurboTax provides objective and independent data and insights on tax and personal finance trends. The Tax Center is now available to provide taxpayers, tax administrators, policymakers and media with resources and expert commentary on the impact of taxes on U.S. consumers.
The primary goal of the American Tax & Financial Center at TurboTax is to contribute in meaningful ways to the national dialogue about financial empowerment so that all can take greater ownership of their financial futures. For more information, visit The American Tax & Financial Center at TurboTax at www.intuittaxandfinancialcenter.com.
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