Brian Smith

Government Relations


Brian is head of Government Relations at TTR. He has over 30 years of experience leading indirect tax activities for DIRECTV, from start-up through merger with AT&T, one of the biggest telecom mergers in history. Brian led the charge on implementing the Federal Legislation in the Telecom Act of '96 which eased tax burdens on new technologies allowing small businesses to expand without excessive compliance burdens.


  • Former Tax Director for a Fortune 10 company.
  • How industry specific legislation/rules impacts industries and competitors in adjacent industries (e.g. satellite, cable, and telecom).
  • Sales and use tax topics.
  • Tax Law Changes.
  • Tax Rate Changes.
  • Sales and use tax consulting projects and related topics.