Kenny McCorquodale receives TTARA’s 2019 Del Threadgill Award

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Kenny McCorquodale receives TTARA’s 2019 Del Threadgill Award

Kenny McCorquodale, director of state tax for Halliburton since 2013, has been recognized by the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) with its top honor – the Del Threadgill Distinguished Tax Professional Award. The award was presented recently at TTARA’s 2019 Annual Meeting.

In his position at Halliburton, McCorquodale manages all U.S. state/local indirect taxes with significant tax controversy issues and 3,500 tax filings annually. He is responsible for managing over $500 million in taxes each year. His duties include tax administration (including personnel development), tax controversy, audit, research and planning, and legislative analysis.

“Kenny McCorquodale exemplifies the very best of the tax profession,” said TTARA President Dale Craymer. “He goes far beyond just the necessary tax work of his company to be a tremendous resource for the tax community. He has been instrumental in helping to shape more rational tax policy in Texas.”

McCorquodale has worked at Halliburton since 2005 and was previously senior tax manager for U.S. state/local indirect tax. Before joining Halliburton, he was senior tax manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1999-2005 where he consulted with a number of Fortune 500 companies. He was a senior accountant at KBR (Brown & Root) from 1987-1999 and worked as an auditor for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts from 1980-1987.

McCorquodale has earned the Professional Tax Designation of CMI from the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT). He was awarded the Halliburton Finance Leadership Award in 2010, the Halliburton Finance COE Leadership Award in 2006, and the KBR President’s Award. He has a BA in accounting from Texas State University.

Since 2011, TTARA annually has presented the Del Threadgill Distinguished Tax Professional Award at its annual meeting to recognize the achievements of an employee whose work directly impacts his company’s tax liability – either in compliance, policy, legal or some other aspect of tax administration. The honoree shall have contributed to advancing the principles of fair state and local tax policy through participation in a professional tax organization, and must practice high standards of professionalism that are deserving of the recognition of their peers.

The award honors the late Delmer Ray Threadgill, former chairman of TTARA and vice president and director of tax services at J.C. Penney Company. Threadgill gave generously of his time to a number of tax organizations as well as his community and alma maters. He was a graduate of Southern Methodist University, which honors him with a scholarship fund, and received a master’s degree in accounting from The University of Texas.

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