Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Speaker Biographies

Elizabeth LaPolt Clark is Senior Director of Federal Affairs for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). Liz has been working to advance the goals and priorities of colleges and universities on Capitol Hill since 1999.  She joined NACUBO after leading the State University of New York (SUNY) System Office of Federal Relations in Washington, DC.  Liz also served as Director of Federal Relations for Oregon State University and prior to that, she was Assistant Director of Federal Relations at Cornell University, where she was charged with overseeing Cornell University's first Washington, DC-based federal relations office. A native of Liberty, NY, Liz is a graduate of Binghamton University (SUNY) and received a Master’s of Science degree in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University.

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Sean P. Scally is Senior Associate General Counsel and Tax Attorney in the Office of the General Counsel for Vanderbilt University.  Sean joined Vanderbilt in January 1998 after serving six years as Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, for the State of Tennessee.  Sean was also an Attorney-Advisor at the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C., and clerked for the Honorable William A. Goffe, Senior Judge for the Court.  He holds a Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) from Johns Hopkins University, an LL.M. in Tax from Georgetown University Law Center, and a J.D. from Washburn University School of Law.  He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Middle Tennessee State University.  Sean is a founding member of the Higher Education Taxation Institute (HETI) at the University of Texas, Austin, School of Law and is a retired Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.  At Vanderbilt, Sean’s practice concentrates in all aspects of tax, corporate matters, business transactions and employee benefits law.