A recently-resigned top official at the Treasury Department was named today as a key lobbyist on tax policy for the American Council of Life Insurers.
The decision of Greg Jenner to join the ACLI as executive vice president, taxes and retirement security is a coup for the ACLI.
That’s because the trade group has been struggling for several years to persuade Congress to reform tax policy to facilitate sale of more tax-advantaged products. The appointment is effective June 1.
Mr. Jenner resigned as acting assistant secretary (Tax Policy) from February through December, 2004 and was nominated by President Bush to be Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy).
While serving as acting assistant secretary, Mr. Jenner directed the Office of Tax Policy, which is responsible for providing the Treasury Department with policy analysis, advice and recommendations on all aspects of domestic and international tax issues, including legislative proposals, regulatory guidance and tax treaties.
Jenner had served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy since 2002.