By Keith Wood

It was great seeing many of you over the Memorial Day weekend at the Tax Section Annual Workshop in Kiawah.  I am pleased to say that we are making arrangements to be back at Kiawah next Memorial Day for the 2019 Tax Section Workshop.

I wanted to give out a special thank you to Kevin May for his efforts in coordinating with the Georgia Tax Section and the South Carolina Tax Section to plan an excellent program this year.  We also appreciate the generosity of our sponsors this year, Intuitive Compensation Group, Bessemer Trust, Monarch Private Capital, Forensic Strategic Solutions, LLC, Sterling Foundation Management and South Carolina Bar.

As many of you know, Bob Mendenhall will be the new Chair of the Section and Robert Wall will become the new Vice Chair beginning July 1, 2018.

At the Tax Council Meeting, Kevin May was elected as the new Secretary and Isaac Bradley was elected as the new Treasurer for the 2018-2019 year.  And, at the meeting of the full Section, the following persons were elected as new Council members for the 2018-2021 term (with terms to begin on July 1, 2018):

Nicholas J. Bakatsias, Carruthers & Roth, PA, Greensboro

Stacey A. Brady, Schell Bray, PLLC, Greensboro

Michael R. Cashin, Womble Bond Dickinson, LLP, Winston-Salem

Andrew J. Darcy, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Winston-Salem

Jordan Fieldstein, Smith Anderson et al, Raleigh

Helen P. Herbert, Brighthouse Financial, Charlotte

I have enjoyed serving as your Chair for the past year, and I know I am leaving you in good hands.