A student team from Mays Business School came in second place in the national finals of Deloitte’s FanTAXtic tax case competition. The Aggie team members were sophomores Sam Richter and Andrew Winker, seniors Shawn Morgan and William Cummings, and graduate student Cameron Doe.
Kevin Roach was the faculty advisor that accompanied the team to the finals competition that was held at the Deloitte University complex just outside Dallas. Dennis Lassilla also served as a faculty advisor.
The Aggie team earned the right to compete in the national finals by winning the regional competition last fall, where 71 teams participated.
The other eight teams that qualified for the national finals were Brigham Young University, University of Southern California, William & Mary, Fordham, North Carolina State, St. John Fischer, Northern Colorado and Wisconsin, the first-place winners.
The Deloitte FanTAXtic finals competition featured a reality-based case and team presentations to a Deloitte judging panel. The Aggie team distinguished themselves by their critical thinking in an intense timeframe. However, their strong presentation skills carried the day as they exhibited exceptional team chemistry, persuasive solution presentation and incisive responses to questions from the judges.
For their second place achievement, each team member received $1,000 and the Mays Business School will receive $5,000.
About Mays Business School
Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.