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Sometimes, Hank Levy feels he is living in his fifth career since becoming an adult. From factory worker to auto mechanic to labor studies instructor to certified public accountant and now, he thinks, his final career, the new Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector. As a CPA, Hank built his firm from his study in his North Oakland home to a six-office, 32-person firm over a period of 25 years. Hank’s most satisfying experiences have been in helping clients get through marital divorces as a forensic and tax expert, although he admits sometimes it hasn’t been easy or cheap for them! Hank has also been an expert on the accounting and taxation of cannabis businesses and has had the unfortunate experience of becoming an expert on one of the most illogical and punitive sections of U.S. tax law, Internal Revenue Code Section 280E, which disallows deductions for any business which “trafficks” a controlled substance (such as cannabis).

Most people know the duties of the Tax Collector-Treasurer is to collect property taxes (Hank is replacing Donald White, who had the job for over 30 years); however, Hank also wears other hats: As the county’s banker, his office oversees the county’s treasury of $6 billion. Hank is also the main fiduciary on the county’s voluntary deferred compensation plan, which has over 4,000 participants and over $750 million in assets.

Finally, Hank is one of 9 trustees on the county’s defined-benefit pension plan for its employees. Because of his varied activities, there is no such thing as a typical day. His main struggle is to figure out which organization and conference to go to! Hank thanks his wife, Marcia, and his family for putting up with him.

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