Dixon Award Recognizes Outstanding Service to Tax Profession


Pamela J. Pecarich, CPA, received the Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, the highest award given by the AICPA in the area of taxation.


Pecarich has been chief policy analyst for the House Ways and Means Committee, staff director for the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, director of the Office of Policy and Planning at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, committee staff consultant to the California State Assembly’s Committee on Revenue and Taxation, and a member of the IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Group.

She was also a partner and director of tax policy for Coopers and Lybrand LLP, National Tax Services.

She served as chairwoman of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee as well as the Institute’s Tax Legislative Liaison Committee, the Tax Shelter Issues Task Force and the task force that updated the AICPA’s report on fundamental tax reform in 2005.

The award, given by the Tax Division of the AICPA, honors Arthur J. Dixon, chairman of the AICPA’s Tax Executive Committee from 1977 to 1980.

Robert Zarzar, a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, member of the AICPA Board of Directors and former chairman of the Tax Executive Committee, presented the award at the National Conference on Federal Taxes in Washington.

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