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2022 Quarterly Government Relations Update

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  • Jeff Trinca, JD

    Jeffery S. Trinca, JD, is NAEA’s legislative counsel and is one of the founding vice presidents of Van Scoyoc Associates, a Washington lobbying firm, where he has served as one of DC’s leading experts in tax administration for more than 20 years. Jeffrey’s expertise and counsel has served NAEA well, as he helped shape the organization’s efforts when working to codify the enrolled agent credential through the passage of the Enrolled Agents Credential Act, which was signed into law by former President Obama on December 18, 2015. Jeffrey holds a juris doctorate from The George Washington University National Law Center and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

  • Thad Inge

    Thad Inge is well-respected in Washington as a legislative and regulatory strategist with an ability to work across the aisle and drive results. His years of experience working in Congress, at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and in the private sector have provided him a unique skill set on a range of tax and small business issues.

    In addition to tax and small business, Thad brings policy expertise in tax administration, retirement benefits, employee health benefits, fintech, payments, and employment and labor policy.
    Thad began his career in Washington working for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship under former Chair Mary Landrieu (D-LA) where he focused on technology policy and access to capital, and played a central role in drafting and passing small business technology transfer legislation out of the Senate. In 2010, Thad joined the SBA as part of the Obama administration, rising to the position of Associate Administrator, Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, where he served as the principal legislative advisor to the Administrator. At SBA, Thad worked closely with Congress and the White House to expand the agency’s lending authority, create new opportunities for small business procurement, and to implement new programs for startups and incubators.

    Prior to joining Van Scoyoc Associates, Thad led government relations at Paychex, Inc. for more than five years, where he established a D.C. office and helped the company navigate a range of complex public policy issues, including COVID-19 relief legislation. Paychex is a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for human resources, payroll, benefits, and insurance services, with $4 billion in annual revenues and 710,000 business clients. Thad worked closely with Congress, the Executive Branch, trade associations, and public policy organizations to monitor and advance policies of importance to Paychex and its customers. He also took leadership roles in a variety of industry coalitions and associations.

    A native of Mobile, Alabama, Thad received his Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. He lives with his wife Annie and three children in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

  • Michelle McCaughey

    Michelle McCaughey is NAEA’s senior manager of government relations. Prior to joining the staff in May 2020, Michelle was senior government affairs representative for a Fortune 50 company and operations manager for the corporation’s employee political action committee. Her experience spans a career of more than 30 years as a government relations and communications professional in corporate, association, congressional environments. Michelle holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from the University of Maryland.

January 18, 2022
Tue 1:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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