The Commissioner of Revenue serves as the chief executive officer of the Alabama Department of Revenue. The commissioner is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the governor.
Julie Prendergast Magee was appointed State Revenue Commissioner by Gov. Robert Bentley in January 2011.
Prior to her appointment, Magee was vice president of the Mobile-based InsTrust Insurance Group. Her 20-year career in the business community focused largely on competitive sales and market expansion in the insurance industry.
During her tenure as State Revenue Commissioner, Magee has had the distinction of serving in the following roles: member of Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA) Board of Trustees and secretary of the board until June 2016; vice chair and treasurer of the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC), named as chair in 2013, the first time Alabama has held the top leadership role; and president of the Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators (SEATA).
Magee's service to the business community and the taxpaying public includes her work with several significant organizations, including the BP Alabama Task Force, the Alabama Coastal Development Commission (ACDC), the Alabama Small Business Commission Advisory Committee, the Affordable Homeowners Insurance Commission (AHIC), the Forest Recovery Task Force, the Geographic Information System (GIS) Executive Board, the Mandatory Liability Advisory Council, the Attorney General's Special Prosecutions Alliance, the Integrated State Law Enforcement Task Force, the Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research, and the Alabama Small Business Advisory Committee.
A resident of Mobile, Ala., Magee received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Alabama in 1991. She is married to Don Magee, and they have one daughter, Meredith.