Lobbying firm, MultiState, hires Maureen Riehl (from COST) and Elizabeth Malm (from Tax Foundation)

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MultiState Associates Inc. has recruited Maureen B. Riehl as principal and counsel. She will join in October and be based at the Alexandria, Va., headquarters. She will work with clients on all MultiState services and focus on new business development.

“We are delighted to have Maureen join us at MultiState,” said, Marcie McNelis, the firm’s chairman. “Maureen is widely known as a leader in the state and federal government affairs communities. With her extensive experience with national trade associations, she has an intuitive understanding of our clients’ needs. She is a tremendous addition to our executive team.”

Riehl most recently spent four years with the Council On State Taxation (COST), where she was vice president for government affairs, overseeing both federal and state legislative activities for the business tax group. She was the primary link to all elected officials and worked in tandem with colleagues at the State Chambers of Commerce and other state business groups to promote sound tax policy on behalf of multistate taxpayers.


MultiState is also expanding its tax policy practice with Elizabeth L. Malm, who joins the company as a senior policy analyst and economist.

“Liz is highly regarded as a tax policy expert, and provides trusted and engaging economic analysis,” said Joe Crosby, MultiState principal and head of the tax policy practice. “She is a wonderful addition to our team.”

Malm joins MultiState following three years with the Tax Foundation, where she served as an economist on the state tax policy team.  Her areas of expertise include:

• State taxation of pass-through entities;
• Revenue volatility;
• State and local tax burdens (incidence analyses, historical trends, and breakdown by type of tax);
• Federal aid to states;
• Sales tax policy.

Notable media mentions: The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, NPR, FOX, MSNBC, CNBC, Financial Times, Forbes, International Business Times, The Daily Caller, Yahoo! News, The Hill, The Boston Globe, and Bloomberg BNA.



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