November 14, 2016

Thomson Reuters Announces Winners of the Third Annual Taxologist Awards

NEW YORK, November 14, 2016 – Thomson Reuters has announced the winners of the third annual Taxologist Awards, a program that recognizes exceptional tax departments and professionals who positively impact their organizations by embracing tax technology. The winners were chosen from among over 70 noteworthy submissions from corporate tax professionals and tax departments across the country.

The winners of the Taxologist Awards were announced at SYNERGY 2016 — a conference for users of Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE tax technology — on Nov. 8 in Grapevine, Texas. The Taxologist of the Year - Corporation winner, Danielle Colabella, senior director global tax compliance and audit, S&P Global, Inc., was honored with a $10,000 donation made on her behalf to the school of her choice to support the school’s technology efforts.

Winners in a total of nine categories were recognized with a commemorative trophy, a one-year subscription to ONESOURCE University and other prizes.  The Taxologist Awards winners are:

Taxologist of the Year - Corporation

  • Danielle Colabella, Senior Director Global Tax Compliance and Audit, S&P Global, Inc.

Taxologist of the Year - Certified Implementer

  • Brad Ford, Tax Technology Principal, Deloitte

New Tax Department of the Year

  • Erik Bilbrey, Tax Manager, CDK Global

Excellence in Managing Tax Transactions Across the Supply Chain

  • Lennie Siscoe, Indirect Tax Manager, C&J Energy Services

Excellence in Tax Research

  • Jeanette Scott, Tax Accountant, Ingram Industries

Excellence in Trust Tax Management

  • Peggy Chmura, Trust Tax Manager / Vice President, Keybank

Excellence in Global Collaboration

  • Corri Dickerson, Tax Director, The Brinks Company

Excellence in Using Technology to Manage New Regulation

  • John Sommer, Sr. Program Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina

Most Transformative Tax Department

  • Gary Abellard, Tax Director, Synchrony Financial                           

“The Taxologist Awards recognize the best of innovation, achievement and excellence in corporate tax technology,” said Joe Harpaz, managing director for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. “It is our privilege to recognize these superb professionals and organizations for the exceptional results they achieved with the use of technology.”

To learn more about the Taxologist Awards, visit

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