Mickey Culpepper (Moderator)
Mickey Garland Culpepper has been with Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) in various tax leadership positions over the past 40 years. He currently is the Director – Global Tax Risks & Governance with oversight of 200+ income tax examinations and related controversies.
Prior to joining BHI, Mickey was a tax consultant with KPMG in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from University of Louisiana – Monroe in 1973 with bachelors in accounting, is a Certified Public Accountant, member of AICPA, and Tax Executive Institute (TEI).
Mickey has negotiated resolution of tax examinations in a dozen or more countries, responded “no” to multiple requests for bribes to resolve tax assessments, worked directly with U.S. Competent Authority on double taxation issues, and obtained a U.S./Canadian APA covering 12+ years. Also, Mickey defended BHI and its tax employees from civil tax fraud allegations filed by a Tax Whistleblower in 2007, and successfully moved BHI into the IRS Compliance Assurance Process (CAP).
Mickey is V. President of the Houston Chapter of TEI, Co-Chair of the Houston Chapter TEI/IRS Liaison Committee, and Vice-Chair of CAP examination subcommittee of TEI National Institute’s IRS Administrative Affairs Committee.