Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce New Department of Revenue Commissioner
ST. PAUL, MN (STL.News) Governor Tim Walz today appointed Robert Doty to be the next commissioner of the Department of Revenue (DOR). Doty currently serves as an assistant commissioner at the DOR and has private and nonprofit sector experience in federal and state taxation, finance, accounting, business operations, and human resources. On November 12, he will fill the position left by Cynthia Bauerly, who announced her departure in September after a six-year tenure as commissioner.
“Robert Doty’s experience balancing budgets and bringing a diverse range of voices to the table have prepared him to lead Minnesota through the difficult budget years we’re facing,” said Governor Walz. “As commissioner, Robert Doty will put our values of fairness, integrity, and servant leadership first. I’m proud to appoint him to this critical role.”
“I’m incredibly excited to announce the appointment of Robert Doty, and I look forward to continuing our work to build One Minnesota together,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. “With experience in industries ranging from education, to business operations, to finance, Robert Doty has a valuable perspective on Minnesota’s economy, and he knows what it takes to make our state prosper.”
“I’m grateful for this opportunity to serve Minnesotans in a new capacity,” said Doty. “My top priority will be to provide a fair and transparent revenue system that can help our state plan for our future and weather the economic downturn caused by COVID-19.”
“It has been an honor to lead the Department of Revenue for the past six years, and I will forever be proud of the work we accomplished together on behalf of Minnesotans,” said Bauerly. “ Having worked alongside Robert Doty, I know that he will continue the Department’s mission by ensuring all Minnesotans have access to the opportunities in our tax code, enforcing fairness among taxpayers, and leading with integrity and transparency at every turn .”
About Robert Doty
Robert Doty currently serves as an assistant commissioner at the Department of Revenue. He has held several leadership positions, including serving as the Executive Director of the Minnesota State Lottery, the CFO/COO of the Harvest Network of Schools, and the CFO and COO of Minneapolis Public Schools. Doty’s previous experience includes working as the sole proprietor of DFA Financial Services and as the Senior Vice President/CFO of Dunwoody College of Technology.
Doty received his B.S. and his M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. His community service includes serving as chairman of the civic committee at the Monitors Club and serving as chairman of both the finance committee and the deacon ministry at Progressive Baptist Church.
About the Department of Revenue
The Minnesota Department of Revenue manages the state’s revenue system and administers state tax laws. Its mission is to ensure fairness, accuracy, and efficiency in the state’s revenue system and provide Minnesotans with services that foster a productive and healthy work environment.