Derek Theurer is a Vice President of Policy. In this role, he oversees the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee, advocating tax and budget policies that promote U.S. competitiveness, economic growth and job creation.
Most recently, he served as Senior Tax Counsel to Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. In that capacity, Theurer helped build the framework and text for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. He also served as lead Finance staff for the Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy.
Prior to his time on Capitol Hill, Theurer spent nearly a decade with Exxon Mobil Corporation in tax advisory and senior government affairs roles. As a tax lawyer in Houston, his planning portfolio included U.S. international tax, treaties, and multilateral transfer pricing. He was also a member of core negotiating teams for strategic partnerships in the United States, East Africa, and the Russian Federation. In Washington, Theurer advocated on tax, intellectual property, workforce, pensions, and healthcare, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Theurer graduated with highest honors in accounting from Utah State University. He holds a J.D. from UCLA and an LL.M. in Tax from NYU.