Improving and empowering state tax administration
Improving and empowering state tax administration

FTA Team

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Meet our FTA Team, Dedicated to Excellence in Tax Administration

Contact us by phone at: 202-807-6328 or by email at

Sharonne R. Bonardi, Executive Director

Ryan Minnick, Chief Operating Officer

Brian Oliner, General Counsel

Clare Giardina, Standards and Uniformity Manager

Charlie Helms, Director of Compliance and Regional Sections (MSATA, WSATA, NESTOA)
For FTA, Charlie has oversight of FTA’s Collections, Audit, and Customer Service/Taxpayer Experience programs.  Charlie also organizes and facilitates annual conferences for the Midwestern (MSATA), Northeastern (NESTOA) and Western (WSATA) regions. Charlie also organizes the Southeast’s regional conference (SEATA) but it is a separate organization and is not under the FTA umbrella.

Darrell Reeves, Office Manager
General office management; assists with meeting preparations and registration.

Kevin Richard, Director of Business Audit and Excise Tax Administration
Supports the business audit, motor fuels tax, tobacco tax, and other excise tax programs at FTA.

Joe Starr, Communication Manager

Terri Steenblock, Director of Tax and Revenue Administration
Coordinating the activities of FTA’s electronic and paper return filing, payment processing, fraud protection and prevention, and general tax type management.  Working with the IRS, other federal agencies, and key organizations in support of national programs.  

Linda Tanton, Deputy General Counsel

Wayne Williams, Research and Tax Policy Fellow
Supports the FTA research program and provides research and tax policy information and data to key FTA programs.