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Deputy Commissioner/Department Secretary

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. The ADOR Department Secretary is required to keep all records relating to departmental hearings, proceedings, and other related meetings as required by law. (Reference: §40-2-3, Code of Alabama 1975.) In addition, the department secretary serves as the ADOR certifying official for rules promulgated in accordance with Chapter 22, Title 41, Code of Alabama 1975.

Mike began his career with the Alabama Department of Revenue in 1992 and has held numerous management positions within the agency. Prior to being named Deputy Commissioner, Mike 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 Governmental Affairs Division, Office of Taxpayer Advocacy, Motor Vehicle Division, Human Resources Division and the EEO/EAP Office. He also serves as Department Secretary. As Department Secretary, Mike 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 Auburn University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Troy University. He is also a certified public manager.