NFTC hires Tax Lobbyist Catherine Schultz as VP for Tax Policy

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The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) has announced that Catherine Schultz will join the organization as the new Vice President for Tax Policy.

“We welcome Cathy to the NFTC team and are pleased to have her on board,” said Bill Reinsch, President of NFTC. “She brings with her more than 25 years of international and U.S. tax policy experience, which will be an invaluable resource for our member companies and groups with a stake in tax policies set by Congress and legislative bodies across the globe.”

Before joining NFTC, Schultz was a principal at Capital Strategies Group, LLC, where she represented the interests of clients on pending tax legislation and served as a legislative advocate on international taxation, research and development, depreciation and capital gains issues. Schultz also has held leadership positions in the Tax Coalition, where she was a member of the Board of Directors and a former Private Sector co-chair.

Prior to her work at Capital Strategies Group, Schultz was director of tax legislation and regulatory affairs at Honeywell and before that she held a similar position with WorldCom. In addition, Schultz has been a tax policy analyst for a number of firms, including Miller & Chevalier, Hogan & Hartson and Caplin & Drysdale, among others.

The NFTC, founded in 1914, is the only business association dedicated solely to trade policy, export finance, international tax, and human resource issues. The organization represents over 300 companies through its offices in New York and Washington, D.C. As VP for Tax Policy, Schultz will oversee NFTC’s legislative and tax treaty efforts and continue the important work of the International Tax Committee.

Ms. Schultz will replace Judy Scarabello, who will join the international tax group at Seagate Technologies in Scotts Valley, California. Scarabello served as VP for Tax Policy from 2002 to present and during that time, her international tax policy responsibilities included advocating legislation, administration and tax treaty activities, as well as chairing the International Tax Committee. During her tenure at NFTC, Scarabello was named to Tax Business Magazine’s “2005 Power 50 List,” which recognized her as one of the 50 most powerful individuals in global tax.

“We thank Judy for her commitment and hard work over the past four years. She has done a terrific job for the NFTC Tax Committee during her tenure, and we wish her well in this new phase of her career,” concluded Reinsch.

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