Edward Jennings CPA, JD

Tax director, University of Michigan

Edward Jennings is the Tax Director at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His responsibilities include providing tax planning and compliance services in addition to resolving conflicts with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other state and local taxing agencies on behalf of the University and its affiliates. He is Chair of the Taxation Council of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and recently served as a member of the IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) from 2006 until 2008. His articles “The Taxation and Reporting of Distributions Derived from Licensing Intellectual Property” and “Managing the Tax Consequences of Alternative Investments” appeared respectively in the March/April 2004 edition and the July/August and September/October 2006 editions of Taxation of Exempts. Mr. Jennings is the recipient of the NACUBO Tax Award for 2007. Previously, he worked as the Tax Manager for a non-profit healthcare system that was subject to an IRS Coordinated Examination Procedures (CEP) audit. He also has over 10 years of experience with international public accounting firms, specializing in nonprofit organizations, particularly with educational institutions and healthcare systems. He graduated from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in Accounting and from Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a J.D. He is licensed as a CPA and holds bar licenses in the states of North Carolina and Illinois. He is married with two children.