TTARA Announces Leadership Change

For Immediate Release

May 24, 2023

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TTARA announces leadership change

Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) Vice President Jennifer Rabb will take over as president of the association effective July 1, replacing long-time President Dale Craymer, who is retiring, announced TTARA Chair Megan Rooney today. Rabb was named TTARA vice president in March.

“We are thrilled to have someone as talented as Jennifer Rabb to take over from someone who has contributed so much to the tax policy debate over the years,” Rooney said. “ Dale Craymer’s knowledge of tax policy is unparalleled, and through his leadership he positioned TTARA as the go-to authority at the Texas Capitol on tax and fiscal issues. The TTARA board thanks him for his service and wishes him the best.”

Rabb is an experienced tax attorney who has worked on tax policy for Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, former Ways and Means Chair Dennis Bonnen, and former Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, as well as several prominent law firms. Prior to joining TTARA, Rabb was director of the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Rabb holds a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.

“I am excited and truly honored to be named president of TTARA,” Rabb said. “I am committed to building upon the association’s legacy of excellence and to working tirelessly for responsible fiscal and tax policy in Texas.”

Craymer steps down after 25 years with TTARA, including 14 as president.

“I am honored to have been able to lead the best state tax policy shop in the nation, but after 40 years in the policy arena it is time I move on to leisure and other pursuits,” Craymer said. “I have stayed on with the association longer than intended to make sure we found the right person for the job, and I am pleased that we have found that with Jennifer.”

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