PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer has named a new director for the Arizona
Department of Revenue.
Brewer officially appointed acting director David Raber to the position
permanently on Friday.
Raber had been filling a vacancy left after director John Greene passed away in
October at age 65.
Brewer said Raber’s expertise and leadership made the unexpected transition
Raber served as chief deputy director for the agency since 2011. He led the
state’s primary tax collection agency, which employs 800 people, and oversaw
eight department divisions.
Officials said Raber was crucial to successfully implementing of a system
allowing for electronically filed tax returns last year.