About - Staff Member - Megan Funkhouser
Megan Funkhouser serves as Director of Policy, Tax and Trade. She primarily focuses on advancing ITI member priorities in the international tax space.
Before joining ITI, Megan handled trade & investment policy for the Global Business Alliance (GBA), formerly known as the Organization for International Investment (OFII). Megan led GBA's legislative and regulatory advocacy for trade policy, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls, federal procurement, and other issues affecting foreign direct investment in the United States. In that role, she collaborated with GBA member companies to provide input regarding implementation of CFIUS reforms through the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) and the Export Control Reform Act (ECRA).
Megan started her career working for Representative Jim Costa (CA-16), where she supported the Representative’s engagement with the Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue - an interparliamentary exchange between Members of Congress and Members of European Parliament - and managed a legislative portfolio that included foreign affairs, defense, and financial services. During graduate school, Megan applied her Hill experience to internships with the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, U.S. Commercial Service in Portland, Oregon, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington, DC.
Megan holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a minor in Economics from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in International Development with concentrations in Defense & Security Economics and Latin America from Sciences Po in Paris, France. Megan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT).
Blog Posts by Megan Funkhouser
Promoting U.S. Competitiveness and Innovation through Tax Policy
(April 27, 2021)
Sound tax policy helps to drive economic growth, research and development (R&D), and innovation. These factors are essential to ensuring the global competitiveness of companies doing business in the United ...
The Road to Political Agreement on Global Tax through the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework
(March 26, 2021)
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced in March that Mathias Cormann will serve as the institution’s next Secretary General. Cormann’s June 1 start date means the first ...
What's to Come in the Future of the Global Tax System
(October 28, 2020)
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced in October 2020 a revised goal of mid-2021 for reaching political agreement in negotiations to address tax challenges arising ...