The DOR Advisory Council, a cornerstone of the DOR360 initiative, designed to reach out to all DOR stakeholders, will reconvene this year under the direction of Commissioner Mark Nunnelly. The Council represents a cross section of our stakeholders, including advocates for seniors and low-income taxpayers, tax professionals, tax practitioners and leaders of industry and business groups. This representative group will work together with DOR on important initiatives for the agency and help us to address the needs of the Commonwealth’s taxpayers.
We welcome both new members who have joined the Council and those who have returned. The Council has worked with DOR on a number of strategic initiatives and Commissioner Nunnelly hopes to continue the conversation and get the meaningful feedback that is so critical to the work being done here at DOR.
DOR Advisory Council Bringing Expertise to the Table
It was a great meeting of the 18-member Advisory Council in September. Commissioner Nunnelly presided over his first meeting with the Council and it was packed full of information, lots of lively discussions and all done in just over 2½ hours. Read more
Meet the DOR Advisory Council
Susan Arkuszewski is an Enrolled Agent and a Master Tax Advisor with H&R Block, the world’s largest tax services provider. Sue has 33 years of experience as a tax professional and is a Certified Master Instructor.
Brenda Doherty is an attorney with Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury, Murphy, PC with a practice in corporate law, estate planning and taxation. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Western New England University Law School's LL.M program in estate planning and elder law.
Bob Luz is President and CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, with 1,800 members representing over 5,500 restaurant and food and beverage locations from cross the state. The mission of the MRA is to help promote and protect the best interests of the industry.
Brad MacDougall is Vice President for Government Affairs at Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the state’s largest employer association representing every business industry with a mission to improve the business climate and create economic opportunity in the Commonwealth.
Eileen McAnneny is President of Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, an organization that is widely recognized as the state's premier public policy organization dealing with state and local fiscal, tax and economic policies.
Brad Papalardo is Director of Government Affairs and Trust Services for the Massachusetts Bankers Association, a banking trade group representing commercial, savings and co-operative banks in addition to savings and loans across Massachusetts.
Amy Pitter is President & CEO of Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, a membership organization made up of professionals in public accounting, industry and business, government and education.
Mike Porter is a Principal in Deloitte's Multistate Tax Services Practice and works in their Washington National Tax Office. Mike assists clients with income and sales/use tax matters in a multistate environment.
Michael Tetrault is an officer in Wolf & Co., P.C.’s Commercial Tax group, providing consulting, compliance and tax planning services to his clients. Mike has over twenty years of experience as a CPA and has served as a member of the Mass Society of CPA’s State and Local Tax Committee.
John Warren is President of Massachusetts Society of Enrolled Agents. He is a fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute and a Schuldiner-Smollan Tax Leadership Academy graduate with more than three decades of tax experience. He has a practice in Medford.