Jim Eads

Jim Eads, B. S. B. A. University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 1970 and J. D. University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 1973; Currently-Executive Director of the Federation of Tax Administrators, Formerly-Director, Public Affairs for Ryan & Co., President & Executive Director of the New Mexico Tax Research Institute, International Director of Electronic Commerce of the Large and Mid-Size Business Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Partner in the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young, Senior Attorney & Government Relations Counsel with AT&T Corp., Senior Tax Attorney with Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chief Counsel of the Revenue Division of the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration.  Past President of the National Tax Association and former Chairman of the Electronic Commerce Task Force of the Council on State Taxation.  Currently serves on the State Tax Advisory Board of CCH, the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Institute of State & Local Tax and the Advisory Board of the Paul J. Hartman State & Local Tax Forum.  Formerly served on the Board of Directors of the National Taxpayers Conference and the New Mexico Society of Association Executives.  Taught state tax law as an adjunct professor of law at the University of New Mexico School of Law for two years.