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Tax Trilogy Welcomes Five New Team Members

Dearborn, MI, March 2, 2012 - Tax Trilogy, LLC, an indirect tax compliance and consulting firm specializing in the areas of sales, use, excise, property and value added tax, is pleased to announce five new team members have joined the firm.
Lee A. Sweet-Maier joins as a Senior Manager of Indirect Tax.  Ms. Sweet-Maier is responsible for the management, coordination, and development of client support indirect tax staff.   She has extensive experience in sales/use, excise taxes, and value added taxes as applied to services. Ms. Sweet-Maier is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, and a board member of the Michigan Women’s Tax Association, and Michigan Chamber of Commerce’s Tax Policy committee member.  She is a frequently requested speaker on indirect tax related topics.   She is active in state legislative initiatives.  Ms. Sweet-Maier holds a Master of Science in taxation from Walsh College and a Bachelor of Science in economics from Oakland University.
Kenneth W. Helms, CMI also joins as a Senior Manager of Indirect Tax.  Mr. Helms is responsible for creating indirect tax strategies and solutions for multinational clients to achieve the most efficient and effective utilization of cash.  He has extensive experience in designing and implementing Supply Chain Optimization initiatives for original equipment manufacturers - aerospace, alternative power (cogeneration, hydrogen fuel cell, non-NOX feeder supplies) - and their related aftermarket activities.  Mr. Helms is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) and holds the certification of Certified Member of the Institute member of the Institute (CMI) in US sales and use tax.  Mr. Helms was the first Chair of IPT’s VAT Education Committee, member of IPT’s CMI Committee (sales and use tax), frequent speaker at various tax symposiums and advanced tax schools and teaches advanced audit management and tax planning at the IPT School II (sales and use tax).  Mr. Helms is also a frequent contributor to various tax publications.  Mr. Helms holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University.
Dee Adewunmi joins as a Manager of Indirect Tax.  Ms. Adewunmi is responsible for consulting and advising U.S. multinational clients on strategies to achieve optimal global indirect tax efficiencies.  She has extensive experience in the design, implementation, and deployment of people, processes and information technology in the areas of procure to pay, quote to cash and indirect taxes.  Ms. Adewunmi holds a Master of Law in taxation from Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London; Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in the United Kingdom; and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.  
Andrea R. Alberty joins as Senior Indirect Tax Analyst and General Counsel.  Ms. Alberty is responsible for the oversight and management of all operational legal matters as well as the identification of intellectual property assets for trademark protection; contract review and human resource matters.  In addition she also supports Tax Trilogy’s overall indirect tax service offerings.   She possesses extensive experience in legal research and writing, litigation support as well as drafting and reviewing contracts.  Ms. Alberty is a member of the Detroit Athletic Club and an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life events. In addition, she is the founder and the president of the Children of Hope organization.  She is a member of the American Bar Association (Section of Taxation), and the State Bar of Michigan (Labor & Employment Law Section).  Ms. Alberty holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.  
Amber E. Dunn joins as Marketing Manager and Operations Coordinator.  Ms. Dunn is responsible for the oversight of all marketing functions including the development of the overall marketing strategy and management of all internal and external firm communications.  In addition, she is responsible for supporting the day to day operations of the firm.  She possesses extensive experience in all phases of marketing and event planning; specifically related to the development and execution of marketing plans, organization and coordination of marketing events and business development and budget planning.  Ms. Dunn has been actively involved as an American Red Cross Instructor for CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider, First Aid/CPR/AED for the Workplace, and Lifeguarding and well as being an Instructor Trainer for Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructors.  Ms. Dunn holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing and human resource management from Oakland University.