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February 2017

The Gorsuch nomination is good news for business...

Neil Gorsuch, the conservative jurist picked by President Trump for the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, could have a lasting impact on government regulation of American businesses.


Prospects for business tax reform are strong...

Republican control of both Congress and the White House should pave the way for major changes in business tax law within the next two years.


Conflict mineral rules could be waived or suspended...

The acting chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has opened the door to a potential halt to rules that require public companies to disclose the source of so-called “conflict minerals”— tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold.


OSHA is set for big changes under Trump...

Workplace safety experts are predicting major changes for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under President Trump and his new Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder.


Changing the NLRB could take a year or more...

Many employers are eagerly awaiting a new regime at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and a shift away from the pro-labor rulings that have come from the NLRB during the Obama administration.


What we’re learning about the Trump presidency...

You can say a lot of things about the beginning of the Trump presidency, but you can’t call it dull.



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Most recently, he has operated his own consulting business specializing in government affairs and business consulting for corporate and association clients. Prior to that, Gene served in senior management positions with Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tax and Accounting) and H&R Block, Inc. following an award-winning career as a Washington journalist with newspaper and magazine publishers.

In his corporate positions, Gene played a key role directing relations with numerous federal and state government agencies and twice has served as president of the leading association in the tax software and tax preparation industries. His many years managing business-to-business sales and marketing have given him a broad understanding of the problems and challenges facing small to medium sized companies.

His earlier journalism career included writing about Congress, the White House and numerous federal agencies for the Scripps-Howard Newspaper group as well as the Kiplinger Washington Letter and other business publications. Gene holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University.