Robert Kerr
Robert Kerr

Robert Kerr has returned to the National Association of Enrolled Agents as executive vice president, succeeding former executive vice president Cedric Calhoun.

Kerr previously served for more than 12 years at NAEA as senior director of government relations. He also spent a decade at the IRS where he led a variety of e-filing initiatives. Most recently, he was executive director of public policy at tax prep chain H&R Block.

He also provided IRS oversight on the Senate Finance Committee and has experience leading government affairs activities in the private sector.

“Bob brings with him an impressive tax-focused résumé,” said NAEA president James Adelman. “He also recently applied to become an enrolled agent himself, which means that he sat for and passed all three parts of the strenuous exams that demonstrate a wide range of practical tax knowledge. We look forward to having a fellow enrolled agent at the helm.”

Kerr holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

Calhoun had joined the NAEA in 2015.

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Jeff Stimpson

Jeff Stimpson

Jeff Stimpson is a veteran freelance journalist who previously served as editor of The Practical Accountant.