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Secretary/Treasurer

Palmer Schoening

Palmer Schoening is the Secretary and Treasurer of the American Business Defense Foundation, and Chairman of the Family Business Coalition (FBC), a collection of over 150 associations focused on repealing the death tax and improving the tax code for family businesses. FBC was the driving force pushing Congress to increase the amount of lifetime savings families may now protect from the estate tax in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a change which makes it possible for thousands more family businesses and farms to pass to the next generation. FBC has led successful campaigns to repeal death taxes in Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and improve laws in New York, Maryland, and Washington, DC. Palmer is a graduate of Hillsdale College where he studied economics and George Mason University’s School of Public Policy. National outlets including Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, and Financial News have featured Palmer’s insight on various tax policy issues.