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Council On State Taxation
122 C Street, NW
Suite 330
Washington, DC  20001
(202) 484-5222

Douglas L.Lindholm
President & Executive Director
(202) 484-5212


For information related to accounting, membership updates, and general office procedures.

Barbara Stanford
Director, Administration

Aziza Farooki
Senior Manager, Policy


For information related to legislative monitoring, submission of comments and testimony, position on legislative and regulatory developments, Legislative Committee, and Policy Committee.

Ferdinand Hogroian
Tax & Legislative Counsel

Patrick J. Reynolds
Tax Counsel

David C. Sawyer
Senior Manager, Legislation 


For information related to publications, press releases, media, and public relations.

Caroline Galleher
Director, Communications & Marketing

Continuing Education

For information related to CLE/CPE credit qualifications.

Karen Galdamez
Senior Manager, National Meetings


For information related to COST’s website including: login information, error messages, technical issues, and suggestions for improvements.

Caroline Galleher
Director, Communications & Marketing


For information related to amicus, judicial developments, and Lawyers’ Coordinating Committee.

Karl Frieden
Vice President, General Counsel 

Fred Nicely
Senior Tax Counsel

Catie Oryl
Staff Attorney


For information related to membership benefits and eligibility, to request a complete membership package be mailed to you, and to follow-up on an application submitted.

Judy Slotnik,
Membership Coordinator 


For information related to COST events (conferences, schools, and regional meetings), including registration, agenda, materials, and calendar. 

Chuck Drury
Vice President & Chief
Operating Officer

Karen Galdamez
Senior Manager, National Meetings

Steve Rosander
Programs Director


For information on legislative, legal and regulatory developments in the
western states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY)   

Nikki Dobay
West Coast - Tax Counsel