January 11, 2024 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Is the next big tax reform on the horizon?


David Burns
David Burns
Vice President, External Affairs, Prudential

David Burns is a Vice President and Head of Federal Government Affairs in Prudential’s Washington DC office, where he leads the company’s federal lobbying team representing Prudential’s policy and political interests with policymakers in DC. Prior to his current role, David was a senior lobbyist for Prudential with a focus on tax, financial services, and retirement issues. Before joining Prudential in 2009, David was a senior policy staffer to now retired Congressman John Tanner, then a senior Ways and Means Committee Member and co-founder of the Blue Dog Coalition. David advised Mr. Tanner and the Blue Dog Coalition on fiscal issues with a focus tax, budget, and trade policy. Before working for Mr. Tanner, David was the Legislative Director to former Congressman Chris Bell of Houston, TX, David’s hometown. David has a BA in economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Donna M. Scalaro, JD*
Donna M. Scalaro, JD*
VP, Advanced Planning, Individual Solutions Group, Prudential

Donna Scalaro is a Vice President in the Advanced Planning Group of Prudential. In this role she consults with Prudential’s sales force and distribution partners to provide technical knowledge and support for life insurance sales and marketing in the areas of estate, business, charitable, wealth transfer and retirement planning.

Donna joined Prudential in January of 2013 through the acquisition of The Hartford’s individual life division by Prudential. Prior to that, Donna had been a Director with The Hartford’s Advanced Markets group beginning in 1996. Before joining The Hartford, Donna was a practicing attorney in law firms in Connecticut for nine years, specializing in estate planning, estate settlement and elderlaw.

A graduate of Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York, Donna was cited as the distinguished graduating law school student who achieved excellence in Wills, Trusts and Estates. She completed her undergraduate work at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude and ranked number one in her major. She is admitted to the bar in Connecticut.