Christine Martin has spent 29 years working in the sales and use tax arena and is currently a Solutions Consultant at Avalara, where she’s been for almost 11 years. She started her career at Marriott headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. At Marriott she was part of the acquisition team responsible for reviewing the sales and use tax exposure of future acquisitions. Christine also automated the sales tax compliance process at Host Marriott. After leaving Marriott, Christine was the senior tax manager at Cable and Wireless, a B2B telecommunications company located in northern Virginia. At Cable and Wireless Christine was responsible for the entire sales tax process from researching taxability of new products to exemption certificate management and audit management. Christine has also been the Director of Compliance for the first sales tax compliance outsourcer for sales and telecommunications tax, responsible for preparing and filing more than 30,000 tax and regulatory returns per month for some of the largest telecommunication companies in the US. Christine was also a senior tax manager at a Fortune 1000 paper manufacturer in Georgia responsible for all areas of sales tax, including audit, as well as unclaimed property, personal property, business licenses and Secretary of State compliance. Christine has been a frequent presenter at several industry events such as TEI, ACT, NFR, NACM , and Suiteworld.