Gwen Spencer is a Partner of PwC’s National Exempt Organizations Tax Service practice whose leadership is central to the on-going success of her clients throughout the Northeast and the West Coast. She has over 20 years of experience consulting in the area of tax issues related to healthcare, higher education, and other tax-exempt organizations. Known for her passion and deep knowledge of not-for-profit business issues, Gwen enthusiastically leads her nationally focused team. Whether it is IRS controversies, business transactions, intermediate sanctions, or just general compliance matters, Gwen is committed to making the most out of every opportunity and inspires her team to deliver excellence.
As an industry expert, Gwen enjoys sharing her expertise on the national stage as a respected presenter and author. Gwen’s style is described as skillful in presenting complex technical matters in a clear and understandable way to her audiences. She regularly presents at industry conferences including those hosted by the HFMA, ABA, NACUBO, and EACUBO on current issues impacting the industry. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University in the Masters in Taxation Program. Her articles and published works have been featured in The Journal of Accountancy and The Financial and Accounting Guide for Not-for-Profit Organization published by John Wiley & Sons.
Gwen is a member of the Bar in Massachusetts and Connecticut, the Health Finance Management Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association (past chair for the Tax and Accounting Interest - Health Law Section), the Boston Bar Association, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Gwen received a LL.M. (Taxation) from Boston University. a Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut and a B.S. from Eastern Connecticut State University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.