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Tara Bradshaw

Executive Director

Ernst & Young, Washington Council

Biography

Tara Bradshaw is a member of EY’s Washington Council Ernst & Young practice where she provides clients with legislative and government affairs strategies related to a broad range of policy areas, including financial services, corporate taxation, and health tax issues.

In addition, she provides clients with integrated advocacy, communications, media relations and public affairs strategies to help them meet their legislative and regulatory goals. With a background in tax policy communications she knows how to distill complex policy issues into simple, understandable ideas and creates winning messages to help clients tell their policy story to the Hill, key stakeholders, and the media.

Her communications work with Washington Council clients has been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America— National Capital Chapter. In addition to helping clients minimize their press exposure, she has also positioned clients to be featured in top tier national publications.

Prior to joining Washington Council, Tara served as the Communications Director for the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, where she developed and implemented the communications strategy for the Panel; advised the executive director and panel chairmen on the communications and messaging of key policy issues; and served as the spokeswoman on Panel policies and initiatives. Prior to joining the Tax Reform Panel, she served as an associate director in the Americas Public Relations Group at EY, where she managed public relations for the National Tax Department.

From 2001 to 2004, Tara served as a spokeswoman for the US Department of the Treasury regarding tax policy, tax reform, IRS, and the Administration’s budget and economic issues. She developed and conducted strategic communications programs for the Office of Tax Policy to promote its legislative proposals, regulatory guidance and international tax issues. Tara was the Press Secretary for Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) from 1999 to 2001.

She holds a masters in mass communication and journalism and a B.A. in English from the University of South Carolina.

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