David Gerregano named state revenue commissioner

News release from the governor’s office

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced David Gerregano as commissioner of the Department of Revenue effective Dec. 3.

A 19-year veteran of the department, Gerregano, 46, is currently deputy commissioner, and he will replace Commissioner Richard Roberts, whose departure was announced earlier this month.

As deputy commissioner since 2011, Gerregano has helped oversee various departmental functions, including the audit division, enforcement and taxpayer services. Since starting with the department in 1997 as tax counsel, he has held multiple legal and legislative positions such as administrative hearing officer, general counsel and assistant commissioner.

“David is a true public servant that has spent nearly two decades with the state and knows the Department of Revenue inside and out,” Haslam said. “He has been a part of major departmental initiatives since the start of this administration that have improved services and benefitted Tennessee taxpayers, and he will help continue the good work being done at the department.”

Gerregano received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1995 and clerked for the Chancery Court of Rutherford County until 1997 before joining the Department of Revenue as tax counsel. He ultimately became assistant commissioner in 2010 and then deputy commissioner in 2011.

Since becoming deputy commissioner, Gerregano has been a leader in developing tax policy and making tax guidance readily available to the public through the publication of revenue rulings and other online resources. Gerregano has also been instrumental in updating the department’s systems in order to improve services to Tennesseans.

“Each day I have the privilege of working with the dedicated professionals in the Department of Revenue,” Gerregano said. “I am incredibly honored that Governor Haslam has given me the opportunity to serve in this new role at the department.”

Gerregano grew up Gainesboro and received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in 1992. He lives in Nashville with his wife Sohnia, daughter Olivia and son Daniel.

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