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Vikki Smith, Director

Vikki Smith heads the Washington State Department of Revenue, one of the most awarded and respected state revenue agencies in the nation. Governor Jay Inslee appointed Vikki as Revenue’s director on June 4, 2015, after she served several months as its acting director.

Vikki has worked her entire career at Revenue, starting in June 1970 as temporary clerical staff. She worked her way up through the ranks in positions of increasing responsibility and authority, eventually taking on leadership roles in several divisions.

As head of the Taxpayer Services division, Vikki transformed Revenue’s use of technology to serve its customers, the taxpayer. She established Revenue as one of the first agencies to adopt straightforward, jargon-free writing in its customer communications. Vikki became chief information officer in 2007, positioning her to increase the IS division’s efficiency while influencing information technology issues on a statewide level. In 2012, she was selected to be Revenue’s deputy director.

During her career, Vikki has received numerous awards and professional recognition. Of all the accolades, Vikki is proudest of her volunteerism in the public schools, which earned her Parent of the Year from the North Thurston school system.

Revenue plays a pivotal role in funding the state’s future, collecting $19.6 billion in taxes in the most recent fiscal year. These tax dollars help pay for education, social and health services, natural resource conservation and public safety.  As the director, Vikki oversees a staff of 1,100 employees and a $100 million budget.


 

Marcus Glasper, Deputy Director

Marcus Glasper is Revenue’s Deputy Director. He currently oversees all of Revenue’s administrative and support services, including the Business and Financial Services, Human Resources and Information Services divisions as well as Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk, the Lean Transformation Office and project accountability.

Marcus received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA., and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from Washington State University. Before joining Revenue, Marcus worked for the Washington State Department of Corrections, United States Department of Energy and General Motors Corporation.

Other notable achievements during Marcus’ career: completing the Senior Executive’s course at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; graduating from the Federal Executive Leadership Program at the USDA Graduate School; completing the Executive Management Program at the University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs; receiving the Governor’s Award for Leadership; and serving as a certified senior mediator for the Thurston County Dispute Resolution Center.


 

Gil Brewer, Senior Assistant Director of Tax Policy

Gil Brewer currently serves as Senior Assistant Director for Tax Policy for the Department of Revenue. He oversees the Department’s Research and Fiscal Analysis, Interpretations and Technical Advice (ITA), Legislation & Policy and Appeals divisions and has overall responsibility for the development of agency tax policy.

Gil has been with the Department of Revenue for 12 years and has held various positions, most recently as the Assistant Director of the ITA division. He has previously served as the Department’s Legislative Liaison and a tax policy specialist in Legislation & Policy and ITA. Gil also has more than 15 years of prior policy-related work with governments in Maine, Hawaii and Micronesia.

Gil earned a BA in English writing, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh and his JD from the University of Maine School of Law.


 

Janetta Taylor, Senior Assistant Director of Operations

Janetta Taylor is the Senior Assistant Director of Operations for the Department of Revenue.  She oversees the Department’s operating divisions, including Audit, Compliance, Property Tax, Special Programs and Taxpayer Account Administration divisions.

Janetta has been with the Department of Revenue for more than 20 years. She has served in a variety of roles in operations and information technology, including Assistant Director, Program Manager and IT analyst. During her time in the Department, she has led a number of large initiatives that include the implementation of Streamlined Sales Tax and destination sourcing and the first Amnesty Program. Janetta worked in IT consulting prior to joining Revenue.

Janetta has received multiple awards for leadership, including the Department of Revenue Leadership Award, the Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management and the FTA’s Leadership and Service Award.  

Janetta earned a BS degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia and an MBA from the University of Washington.