Prior National Taxpayer Advocates
Bridgette is currently the DNTA with TAS. Bridget attended Villanova University School of Law, and received her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree in 2003. During her time at Villanova, Bridget represented taxpayers before the IRS as a student participant in the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). This invaluable experience led to her selection as TAS's first attorney advisor for the LITC program.
Nina E. Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) from 2001 through 2019, was the voice of the taxpayer within the IRS and before Congress. She led the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independent organization inside the IRS that helps taxpayers resolve problems and works for systemic change to mitigate problems experienced by groups of taxpayers.
After launching a political career in 1980, W. Val Oveson was appointed Chairman of the Utah State Tax Commission in 1993 by Governor Mike Leavitt.