TCPI Honors Martin A. Sullivan at Annual Symposium

Sullivan is the Tenth Recipient of TCPI Pillar of Excellence Award
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WASHINGTON - Jan. 28, 2019 - PRLog -- The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI) announced today that Martin A. Sullivan, chief economist and contributing editor for Tax Analysts, will be awarded the 2019 Pillar of Excellence Award in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the tax community and efforts to formulate tax policy. The award will be presented at TCPI's 20th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium held February 14-15 in Washington, D.C.

"The Pillar of Excellence Award is given to deserving individuals who have demonstrated throughout their career a commitment to advancing sound tax law and policy, thereby helping further our mission at the TCPI," said Tim Raymond, Chair of TCPI's Board of Directors and General Tax Counsel – Downstream at Exxon Mobil Corporation. "Marty's long-tenured career, coupled with his unyielding desire to educate the tax community and the public on economic and tax policy issues, makes him well deserving of this award."

Mr. Sullivan is the tenth recipient of this award, which honors individuals who play a key role in the formulation of tax policy and the discourse which moves it forward, while serving as a prominent fixture in the tax community at large.

"Marty's contributions to the tax profession over many decades are immeasurable, and he truly exemplifies the criteria set forth by TCPI for receiving the award," said Lynda K. Walker, Esq., Executive Director and General Counsel of TCPI.  "Marty, in his quest to better inform the tax community and the public on economic and tax issues that could have repercussions, has published well over 1,000 economic analyses for Tax Analysts and has also written two books on tax reform. He is also not a stranger to the TCPI Symposium as he has frequently participated in the organization's educational efforts.  His presentations are always informative and entertaining, leaving a lasting impression on conference attendees."

Qualifications for the Pillar of Excellence Award include playing a key role in tax policy, impact on the tax business and national economy, participation in knowledge-sharing opportunities, and a demonstrated understanding of tax policies among professionals, executives and policymakers.

Prior to his current tenure at Tax Analysts, Mr. Sullivan taught economics at Rutgers University and served as a staff economist at the U.S. Treasury and the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.  He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and received a PhD in economics from Northwestern University.

TCPI's 20th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium, "The evolving boundaries of tax," will bring together leading tax professionals and policymakers from government, academia and the private sector, to explore emerging policy considerations, share insights, and exchange practical strategies for managing and navigating the evolving boundaries of taxation. For more details, please visit

About The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI)

TCPI is a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)(3) public policy research and educational organization. It was created to help bring about a better understanding of significant tax policies that impact businesses and the economy through careful study, thoughtful evaluation and open discussion. The annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium is one of the programs utilized by TCPI to accomplish its mission.

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