Retired Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
Eddie Adkins, CPA, retired in 2018 as a partner in Grant Thornton's national tax office in Washington, D.C., where he was the national tax technical leader for the firm's human capital services practice. In this role, he had primary responsibility within Grant Thornton for tracking new regulatory and legislative developments related to compensation and employee benefits, and addressing clients' most complex compensation and benefits tax issues. Eddie has written extensively on compensation and benefits topics, including articles in the Daily Tax Report and Tax Notes. He has also written articles for journals such as the Compensation Planning Journal, The Tax Advisor, and The Journal of Taxation. He has been quoted in various newspapers across the country, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and USA Today. Eddie has also appeared on CNBC. He is a former chair of the AICPA's Employee Benefits and Compensation Technical Resource Panel, the Section 409A Task Force, and the national employee benefits conference. He is also a former member of the AICPA's Tax Executive Committee.