The Tax Center draws on the expertise of thought leaders in economics,
taxes, healthcare and consumer finance who share one common trait:
empower people with the knowledge needed to make effective financial
decisions that improve their lives and the lives of their family.
The advisory committee is a select group of independent experts who will
provide objective advice on a broad range of consumer tax and financial
issues and emerging trends with a focus on the real-world implications
of taxes and personal finances for the average American.
“We are honored to have a very respected and distinguished group to
serve as charter members of our advisory committee,” said Bernie McKay,
executive director of the American Tax & Financial Center at TurboTax.
“These individuals join our own tax experts to educate and advocate for
individuals and offer insights to policymakers and tax administrators on
the practical impacts of the U.S. tax system on the experience of
The newly appointed committee members include experts in economics,
health care, technology innovation, personal finance and tax-time
Dr. Robert Atkinson, President and Founder, Information Technology
and Innovation Foundation
Dr. Robert D. Atkinson is one of the country’s foremost thinkers on
innovation economics. An economic advisor to three U.S.
administrations,. Atkinson was first appointed by President Clinton to
the Commission on Workers, Communities, and Economic Change in the New
Economy. Before he founded the ITIF, Atkinson was vice president of the
Progressive Policy Institute and director of PPI’s Technology & New
Economy Project. He has conducted groundbreaking research on technology
innovation policy and the economics of jobs formation and growth.
Atkinson is a valued adviser to state and national policy makers, and a
popular published author and speaker nationally and internationally.
Dr. Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at the
University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School
Dr. Peter Tufano is a prolific scholar, course developer and social
entrepreneur who is an advisor to both business and government leaders.
He is currently the Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd
Business School at the University of Oxford. The last decade of Tufano’s
research has focused primarily on consumer finance. He has been at the
forefront of advancing this academic field and bringing ideas from
research into practice by working directly with businesses and
policymakers. His work is credited with influencing two US policy
initiatives and a new class of American savings products. Additionally,
in 2000, Tufano founded an innovative nonprofit called the Doorways
to Dreams Fundthat works with partner organizations to test
and promote innovations that serve the financial needs of low income
households. Prior to joining Oxford, Tufano was a faculty member at the
Harvard Business School for 22 years where he served in a number of
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA, MHSA, Founder and CEO, THINK-Health and
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a nationally recognized healthcare economist,
strategist and forecaster in planning and analysis of emerging
healthcare services markets. An advisory board member to the Health 2.0
conference and the U.S. Health Efficiency Index, she is a management
consultant who has worked with health sector stakeholders in the U.S.
and Europe for over two decades, Sarasohn-Kahn founded THINK-Health,
a strategic health consultancy, and focuses on the nexus of healthcare
and technology, applying the tools of environmental analysis, scenario
and strategic planning, forecasting, and health policy analysis.
Sarasohn-Kahn also writes the popular “Health
Populi” blog, providing practical information and
insights for consumers, business and the healthcare community.
About The American Tax & Financial Center at TurboTax
Established in November 2012, The American Tax & Financial Center at
TurboTax provides objective and independent data and insights on tax and
personal finance trends. The Tax Center is now available to provide
taxpayers, tax administrators, policymakers and media with resources and
expert commentary on the impact of taxes on U.S. consumers.
The primary goal of the American Tax & Financial Center at TurboTax is
to contribute in meaningful ways to the national dialogue about
financial empowerment so that all can take greater ownership of their
financial futures. For more information, visit The American Tax &
Financial Center at TurboTax at www.americantaxandfinancialcenter.com.