Ed WallaceIowa Taxpayers Associatioin
Edward Wallace joined the Iowa Taxpayers Association (ITA) as President in January 2007. He is responsible for the management, membership and legislative agenda of the business tax policy association. ITA is the only statewide organization focused exclusively on promoting a fair, equitable, and competitive tax environment for business. Since 1935, ITA has been at the forefront of nonpartisan business tax policy research, education, and issue advocacy in the state. Prior to joining ITA, Mr. Wallace worked for two years in the area of regulatory compliance with Nationwide Insurance in Des Moines, IA. He is also a former staff member for Sen. Charles Grassley in the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance in Washington, DC, and for a short time with the U.S. Department of Justice in Des Moines. Mr. Wallace received a BA from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa and is currently pursuing a MA in Public Administration from Iowa State University.
Peter FisherUrban and Regional Planning, University of Iowa, Research Director, Iowa Policy Project
Peter Fisher is professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa and a national expert on public finance. He has served as a consultant to the Iowa Department of Economic Development, the State of Ohio, and the Iowa Business Council. His reports are regularly published in State Tax Notes and refereed journals. His recent book Grading Places: What Do the Business Climate Rankings Really Tell Us? was published by the Economic Policy Institute in 2005. Dr. Fisher is also research director at the Iowa Policy Project. He is directly involved in research, writing and outreach on state tax and budget issues. He has authored or co-authored many of Iowa Fiscal Partnership reports and guest opinions on state tax policy. Dr Fisher holds a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more about Professor Fisher, click here.