Executive Leadership Team

State Revenue Commissioner Robyn Crittenden

Robyn A. Crittenden

State Revenue Commissioner

As Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR), Robyn A. Crittenden oversees the collection of taxes across the state and the application and enforcement of Georgia’s tax laws. In addition to the collection of revenue, she also oversees a wide range of tasks including the regulation and enforcement of alcohol and tobacco statutes, administration of motor vehicle license registrations and titles, and review of county property tax digests. Governor Brian Kemp appointed Crittenden DOR Commissioner on July 1, 2021.

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Frank O’Connell

Deputy State Revenue Commissioner and General Counsel

Frank M. O’Connell was previously General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs & Tax Policy for the Georgia Department of Revenue. He began his 18 years of service with the State of Georgia in the Compliance Division and transferred to Legal Affairs & Tax Policy as Assistant Director.

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Dr. Georgia Steele

Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Agency Operations, Governance & Planning

Dr. Georgia Steele previously served as Chief Performance Officer (CPO) with the responsibility of overseeing the implementation of the Strategic Plan and managing the subsequent formulation of its associated high-level objectives.

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Chester Cook

Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Tax Operations

Chester Cook joined DOR in 2005, and before his promotion to Assistant Deputy Commissioner –Tax Operations, he served as the Director of the Audits Division where he was the senior leader responsible for all operational, management, financial, budget, and strategic planning activities for the Audits Division.

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Frances Watson

Assistant Deputy Commissioner for External Operations

Frances Watson joined the Department of Revenue in 2021, overseeing Local Government Services, the Motor Vehicle Division, and the law enforcement Divisions.

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Ken Nash

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Ken came to the Department of Revenue in February 2015 as Finance Director before becoming the Chief Financial Officer in 2017. Since 1994, Ken has held various financial management positions among five state agencies. He also served in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. Ken earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Valdosta State University, and he is a Certified Government Financial Manager ® with the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).

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Debbie Smith

Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)

Debbie has over 30 years of experience in human resources in both public and private sector. Before joining the Department of Revenue as the Director of Human Resources, she served as Deputy Commissioner of Human Resources for the Department of Administrative Services and Director of Human Resources with the Georgia Technology Authority. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration-Marketing from Georgia State University and holds senior professional certifications with the Society for Human Resource Management and with the Human Resource Certification Institute.

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Ananias Williams

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Ananias Williams III serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR).  He is experienced in the strategic guidance of innovative, robust, and secure information technology solutions across global environments. He provides leadership for information technology governance, delivery of IT services, information security and compliance to support enterprise business functions for DOR.