JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Department of Revenue Director Joel Walters is expected to resign Friday, multiple sources confirm.
Gov. Mike Parson’s office confirmed a formal announcement will be made Friday morning.
Walters was appointed to the post in April 2017 by then-Gov. Eric Greitens. Walters has worked in finance and consulting over the last three decades, working for companies ranging from Price Waterhouse Cooper to Diageo plc.
As director, he oversaw the production of new bicentennial license plates, increases to tax refund response time, set up a hotline for tax issues, reduced the department’s operational budget, and helped guide the state to comply with federal REAL ID laws.
He received his BA in accounting from Gustavus Adolphus College, a law degree from The University of Minnesota Law School, and a masters of laws (LLM) in taxation from Georgetown Law Center. Walters is also a licensed CPA in Minnesota and Washington D.C.
Over the past month, Walters has received the brunt of frustration from a special House committee looking into outdated tax tables.
Rachael Herndon was the editor at The Missouri Times and also produced This Week in Missouri Politics, published Missouri Times Magazine, and co-hosted the #MoLeg podcast. She joined The Missouri Times in 2014, returning to political reporting after working as a campaign and legislative staffer.
Rachael studied at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She lives in Jefferson City with her husband, Brandon, and their two children.