The Deputy Commissioner of Revenue's role includes a myriad of duties and activities which are positioned to bring to fruition the plans and goals of the Commissioner of Revenue. These activities include, but are not limited to: the development and communication of major tax policies; the creation and implementation of actions which increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Revenue Department; liaison functions with the Governor and governor's staff; and interactions with various legislators, business groups, and professional associations.
Mr. Garrett began his career with the ADOR in 2002 as a legal and policy advisor to the commissioner of revenue. Prior to joining the department, Garrett was a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers' state and local tax group in Atlanta, GA, and served as a tax consultant.
Garrett holds degrees from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, the University of Alabama School of Law, and Auburn University. He is a member of both the Georgia and Alabama bar associations and is a recognized speaker at state and national tax forums and conferences.
Curtis Stewart, who shares the post of Deputy Commissioner of Revenue, is a certified public accountant and brings to his new assignment 11 years of combined experience in the private sector as a sole practitioner in the Atlanta, Georgia, area and as a former audit and tax manager with KPMG accounting firm. Stewart began his career with the ADOR in 1991, and since that time has held management positions within the department in various tax administration areas, including regulatory licenses, severance, tobacco, fuel, sales and use taxes. Mr. Stewart has served as director of the department's Tax Policy and Research Division since 2008.
Stewart, a native of Greenville, Alabama, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Commerce School of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.