Veteran Tax Lobbyist Joins FPA: Veteran tax lobbyist William R. DeReuter has joined the Washington staff of the Financial Planning Association as assistant director of government relations.

DeReuter will be responsible for developing FPA positions on federal and state tax policy affecting tax planning and pension issues, and representing the FPA before Congress and executive agencies on those issues. Prior to joining the FPA, he worked for 15 years as vice president of government relations at Merrill Lynch & Co. Prior to that, he worked as a liaison for legislative affairs for the Treasury Department and as press secretary to former Sen. William Roth Jr. He is also the founder of the Savings Coalition of America, a 75-member organization that advocates federal laws to encourage personal savings.

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