Steve Shay, when he was at the Obama Treasury, worked on and pushed through regulations to slow down “corporate inversions”– companies shifting headquarters overseas – over vehement corporate objection. That should have made him Center for New Revenue Person of the Year then, but the idea of having a Person of the Year needed to percolate.
He has kept fighting for sound tax policy by writing and speaking, over and over, and is just this month out with a capillary-level article explaining how the Trump Administration gave away more to multinationals, by simple regulatory action, than tax professionals though possible. The Democrats can fix that in 2021.
So Steve Shay is the inaugural Center for New Revenue Person of the Decade.