Bullock announces new Director of the Montana Department of Revenue

Posted at 4:53 PM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 14:59:40-04

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced he will appoint Gene Walborn to serve as the Director of the Montana Department of Revenue.

“It is fitting that 28 years ago today Gene started with the Department of Revenue and now he’s taking over the reigns as Director,” said Governor Bullock. “I’m confident Gene will lead the Department with the professionalism, dedication and management he has shown his entire career in public service.”

Gene Walborn has served with the Department of Revenue since May 14, 1990, and most recently as Deputy Director under outgoing Director Mike Kadas.

Walborn has also served as the Administrator of the Business and Income Taxes Division and Bureau Chiefs of the Business Tax and Valuation Bureau and the Centralized Assessment Bureau.

“It’s an honor to be appointed by Governor Bullock to lead the Department and its talented, skilled employees,” said Gene Walborn. “I look forward to helping the Governor achieve his administration’s goals and to continue the good work that the department has done to ensure fair and effective administration of the state’s tax and liquor laws.”

Walborn brings nearly three decades with the Department of Revenue, including managing the daily operation, providing overall policy direction, and serving as chief liaison for the Montana Legislature.

Kadas announced on March 19, 2018 his retirement.

“I want to thank Governor Bullock for giving me the opportunity to serve our extraordinary state and its people,” said outgoing Director Mike Kadas. “It has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Department team. It is a great group of people and they are essential to the provision of a myriad of services that help make Montana a great place to live.”