Gov. Bevin appoints dept. of revenue commissioner, public protection cabinet secretary

12/14/2015 05:05 PM

Gov. Matt Bevin continues to round out posts in state government after nearly a week in office with the appointment of a new revenue commissioner and a public protection cabinet secretary.

On Monday, Bevin appointed David Dickerson of Glasgow as secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet. Dickerson served as Barren County Judge Executive from 1994-1999, according to a press release.

“David has the character and commitment I am looking for as I continue to fill key positions in this administration,” Bevin said in the release. “He is a proven business leader and a trusted friend. He will be a great leader in Public Protection.”

Dickerson has most recently served as Corporate Officer for Dickerson Lumber Company – his family business – where he co-managed day-to-day operations, according to the news release from the Governor’s Office.

Bevin also named Daniel Bork as Commissioner of the Department of Revenue on Monday.

“I’m pleased that Daniel Bork has accepted this important position within the Finance Cabinet,” Bevin said in a separate release. “His expertise in the tax field will serve the Cabinet and the Administration well.”

Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary William Landrum praised Bork for his two decades dealing with in U.S. and international tax matters.

“Daniel Bork has years of tax experience under his belt – experience that will be valuable in his role as Commissioner,” Landrum said. “I look forward to working with him.”

Bork recently retired as Vice President of Tax for Lexmark International, Inc., a $3.7 billion global technology company, according to a news release. While with the company his responsibilities included compliance, planning and strategy to ensure favorable tax rates and improved cash flow for the international company.

“I am honored and humbled to serve Gov. Bevin, Sec. Landrum and the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” Bork said. “I look forward to serving with all the other talented people in the Department of Revenue.”

Bork is also a veteran of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce board of directors where he served two six-year terms.

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