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Economic Trends & Tax Policy Implications
Join the Grand Rapids Chamber’s Tax & Regulatory Affairs Committee on Tuesday, May 4 at 8:00 a.m. as we hear from special guest Kyle Pomerleau, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Kyle will discuss national economic trends and what to expect for federal tax policy, including state and local funding. Dave Echelbarger, Managing Partner at EHTC CPAs & Business Consultants and Tax & Regulatory Affairs Committee Chair, will also share the latest updates on the Paycheck Protection Program and other timely topics.
Tuesday, May 4
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Members & Non-Members: $0
Meet the Speakers
Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Kyle is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) where he studies federal tax policy.
Before joining AEI, Kyle was chief economist and vice president of economic analysis at the Tax Foundation, where he led the macroeconomic and tax modeling team and wrote on various tax policy topics including corporate taxation, international tax policy, carbon taxation, and tax reform.
The author of many studies, Kyle has been published in trade publications and policy journals including Tax Notes and the National Tax Journal. He is frequently quoted in major media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He has also testified before Congress and state legislators.
Kyle has an MPP in economic and social policy from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and a BA in history and political science from the University of Southern Maine.
Dave Echelbarger, CPA, CGMA
Shareholder & Managing Partner, EHTC CPAs & Business Consultants
Dave first joined EHTC in 1987 as a tax intern and, following graduation from Aquinas College in 1988, worked in the Accounting and Auditing department while developing EHTC’s Technology Solutions division. In 2012, he earned the Charter Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, a global designation for CPAs working in business and government.
Dave is responsible for the vision and direction of EHTC. As leader of the firm’s management team, Dave has a significant role in managing the operations and business development at EHTC. In addition to his extensive tax and accounting experience, Dave has over 24 years of experience in technology consulting and implementation. He specialized in the development and implementation of automated accounting and finance systems in the areas of distribution, manufacturing, construction, professional services and nonprofit organizations.
Dave is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is Chair-Elect of both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and also a member of the MICPA Awards Committee and Special Tax Task Force Committees. He is committed to servicing West Michigan’s nonprofit community as shown by his past participation on numerous nonprofit boards.