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The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has hired Mark Warren as VP for tax policy. In his new role, Warren will shape the trade organization’s tax agenda, taking on a range of key tax issues affecting retailers today, as well as guide RILA’s tax offerings and working groups. Comprising senior-level tax executives from the largest U.S. retailers, the RILA Tax Committee focuses on such issues as business and international tax reform, tax accounting and reporting, and regulatory and operational issues.
“As a seasoned expert in tax policy with outstanding legislative and professional experience, Mark brings invaluable leadership, talent and insight to our organization and will be a strong advocate for the retail industry,” noted RILA president Sandy Kennedy.
Warren was previously a deputy assistant secretary to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Legislative Affairs, in which capacity he advised the Secretary and other Treasury officials on legislative matters concerning tax, pension, Social Security, the budget and economic policy.
Warren’s career on Capitol Hill, where he amassed solid bipartisan credentials, spanned over 10 years, including serving as a special counsel to Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.), chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, and staff director and chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business.
Arlington, Va.-based RILA’s members include retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers.