Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T, who also
Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of
America’s biggest companies, announced today the
Roundtable had chosen Weinberger to chair its Committee on Tax
and Fiscal Policy.
"He takes over at a critical time and will be instrumental
in the Roundtable’s efforts to get tax extenders
and tax reform passed," Stephenson said.
became global chairman and CEO of EY on June 30 2013. He
had previously led the firm’s global tax business.
rejoined EY in May 2002 as Americas deputy vice chairman of
tax services, having served as assistant secretary of the
Treasury for tax policy under President George W Bush. Before
this, he was the director of EY's national tax department.
Weinberger's other public service included being chief of
staff and counsel to President Clinton's Bipartisan Commission
on Entitlement and Tax Reform in 1994, chief tax and budget
counsel to Senator John Danforth and an adviser to the National
Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform (the Kemp
Commission) in 1995.
"The Business Roundtable continues to call on Congress and the
Administration to modernise the US tax code by adopting a
competitive corporate tax rate and transitioning to a modern
international tax system similar to those of other developed
countries," said Stephenson. "Business Roundtable also strongly
supports seamless extension of expired tax provisions that
encourage research, investment, business expansion and job