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 served as director of the department's Tax Policy and Research Division from 2008 to 2012.
Stewart, a native of Greenville, Alabama, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Commerce School of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
Brenda R. Coone began her career with the Alabama Department of Revenue in 1988. She was appointed Deputy Commissioner for the Alabama Department of Revenue effective November 16, 2015. Brenda is responsible for overseeing the Property Tax, Information Technology, Business & License Tax, and Processing Divisions as well as the Business Registration Unit in the department.
Prior to this appointment, Brenda served for approximately ten years as the Director of the Motor Vehicle Division. She was responsible for administering the motor vehicle title, registration, and mandatory liability insurance laws. Additionally, she administered the dealer licensing law, the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and International Registration Plan (IRP).
Brenda earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Alabama State University and a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Troy State University in Montgomery.
Mike Gamble was appointed as Deputy Commissioner of Revenue, effective Aug. 1, 2016.
Mike has more than 24 years of combined experience in various managerial roles within the Alabama Department of Revenue. Prior to being named Deputy Commissioner, he served as Director of the Tax Policy and Research Division and was the Department's liaison for legislative affairs.
As Deputy Commissioner, Mike is responsible for overseeing the Tax Policy and Research Division, Taxpayer Advocacy, the Motor Vehicle Division, the Discovery Unit and Human Resources. He also serves as Department Secretary. As Department Secretary, he is required to keep all records relating to departmental hearings, proceedings, and other related meetings as required by law. In addition, the Department Secretary serves as the ADOR certifying official for rules promulgated in accordance with Administrative Procedures Act.
A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the Auburn University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Troy University. He is also a certified public manager.