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Carol K. Nelson, Director

Carol Kobuke Nelson was appointed Director of the Department of Revenue on Feb. 25, 2013. Before joining the Department, Nelson spent more than 25 years in the financial and banking industry, most recently as president of the Washington Region of Opus Bank, a regional community bank headquartered in Irvine, Calif. Her executive experience also includes serving as president, CEO and director at Cascade Financial and Cascade Bank in Everett and senior vice president of the Northern Region of the Bank of America.

As Revenue director, Carol serves on Governor Inslee’s Executive Cabinet, the Economic Advancement Subcabinet and as a member of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. Carol serves on the Executive Committee of the Multistate Tax Commission and is a member of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board.

For five consecutive years, U.S. Banker magazine named her as one of the Nation’s “25 Most Powerful Women and Women to Watch in Banking.” The Everett Chamber of Commerce and Snohomish County Business Journal named her Executive of the Year, and The Puget Sound Business Journal included her in its Women of Influence award.

Carol earned a BA magna cum laude from Seattle University with a major in finance and an MBA from Seattle University.


Vikki Smith, Deputy Director

Vikki Smith is the Deputy Director for the Department of Revenue.  She joined the Department of Revenue in 1970 and brings a wealth of leadership and knowledge to the position. Prior to her current position, Vikki served as the Agency’s CIO, working at the statewide level on IT issues. Vikki’s resume at Revenue also includes experience in Human Resources, Taxpayer Account Administration and Taxpayer Services.

During her career, Vikki has earned numerous awards for her work and leadership, including the 2012 Federation of Tax Administrator’ Leadership and Service Award and several Governor’s awards.

Vikki attended the Cascade School of Business and earned an associate degree from Centralia College.


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.


Marcus Glasper, Senior Assistant Director of Administrative Services

Marcus Glasper is the Senior Assistant Director for Administrative Services with the Department of Revenue.  As a  member of the Executive Team, he is responsible for management and oversight of all administrative and support services, including Business and Financial Services, Human Resources, Information Services, Internal Audit, Organizational Development and Enterprise Risk Management.

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, include 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.


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.