Tuesday’s luncheon at the 27th Annual Ohio Tax Conference offered a shining moment for one of our own. Daniel J. Navin was named the newest member of the 2018 Ohio State and Local Tax Hall of Fame. His entrance was for his significant contributions on behalf of Ohio’s business community through his excellent work on state and local tax policy during over 25 years of distinguished service at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
Dan retired as the Ohio Chamber’s Assistant Vice President of Tax & Economic Policy in December 2016. Over his career, Dan was instrumental in helping to foster Ohio’s tax, regulatory and overall business climate that became more favorable to capital investment, economic growth and job creation. Dan believed the key to effective, competitive tax policy was equity, simplicity, stability, and uniformity.
He was a significant contributor to the most important reforms of Ohio’s tax structure, including the repeal of the corporation franchise tax, elimination of the tangible personal property tax on machinery & equipment, and elimination of the estate tax. Throughout his career, he was also an ardent advocate for enacting common-sense reforms to Ohio’s municipal income tax system.
Dan is currently enjoying retirement in Panama City and traveling the world with his wife Diane. Dan’s legacy of honesty, effectiveness and humility will always be a great example for us all.