Christopher Netram is vice president of tax and domestic economic policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). In this capacity, he leads the policy and advocacy work on tax, corporate governance, shareholder activism, executive compensation, pensions and employee benefits. In addition, he works to ensure the manufacturing voice is brought to these legislative and regulatory issues before Congress and the administration.
Prior to his work at the NAM, Mr. Netram served as the deputy chief of staff and tax counsel to a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. In that role, Mr. Netram drove the legislative strategy for tax, financial services, budget and small business issues. He drafted legislation regarding the taxation of pass-through entities, principles of which were incorporated into the House Republican tax reform blueprint. Prior to his service in the House, Mr. Netram served as tax counsel and budget adviser to a senior member of the U.S. Senate, during which he authored bipartisan bills on tax and retirement issues.
Mr. Netram was previously a manager in the national tax department of a Big Four accounting firm, where his practice focused primarily on tax planning for mergers and acquisitions. He has also covered international tax and corporate governance issues for Tax Analysts, publishers of Tax Notes, a leading source of news and commentary on tax policy.
A native of New York, Mr. Netram received his B.A. in liberal studies from the University of Central Florida, his J.D. from The Catholic University of America and his LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University. In addition, Mr. Netram serves as a lecturer at Catholic University’s law school.