James W. Wetzler
Jim Wetzler, a former Director at Deloitte Tax LLP in New York City, served as the Chief Economist to the Joint Committee on Taxation in Washington D.C., and has been New York’s Commissioner of Taxation and Finance. He was appointed by President Clinton to review the restructuring of the Internal Revenue Service, served on the Obama-Biden transition team, and was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to his Tax Reform and Fairness Commission (2012-13), Tax Relief Commission (2013) and NY SMART (Saving More to Achieve Richer Tomorrows) Commission (2016). He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.