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Governor Bevin Announces the Appointment of Daniel Bork as Revenue Commissioner

Contact: Jessica Ditto 502-564-2611 jessica.ditto@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2015) – Governor Matt Bevin and Finance Secretary William M. Landrum III today announced the appointment of Daniel Bork as Commissioner of the Department of Revenue.

“I’m pleased that Daniel Bork has accepted this important position within the Finance Cabinet,” said Gov. Bevin. “His expertise in the tax field will serve the Cabinet and the Administration well.”

“Daniel Bork has years of tax experience under his belt – experience that will be valuable in his role as Commissioner,” said Sec. Landrum. “I look forward to working with him.”

Bork recently retired as Vice President of Tax for Lexmark International, Inc., a $3.7 billion global technology company. He was responsible for worldwide tax matters, including compliance, planning and strategy to ensure favorable tax rates and improved cash flow.

“I am honored and humbled to serve Gov. Bevin, Sec. Landrum and the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” said Bork. “I look forward to serving with all the other talented people in the Department of Revenue.”

Bork became Vice President of Tax in May 2001. He joined Lexmark in 1996 as Director of Tax after nearly 20 years of experience in U.S. and international tax matters. He previously was Senior Director of Tax for Cray Research Inc. in Eagan, Minn. He also held various senior-level positions with Coopers & Lybrand, L.L.P. in Minneapolis, including Director of International Tax Services.

He previously served two six-year terms on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, where he held several different positions. Bork has also served as President of the Kentucky Chapter of the Tax Executives Institute as well as on the Board of the Tax Executive Institute at the national level. He currently serves on the Board and the Executive Committee of Leadership Kentucky and serves as their Investment Committee Chair and on the Board of Visitors for the Martin School of Public Policy at the University of Kentucky.

Bork holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Winona State University in Winona, Minn., and a Master's in Business Taxation from the University of Minnesota. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Bork is active with his church, Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish in Lexington, having served as the School Board Chair, Finance Council Chair and was a member of the strategic planning group among other positions.

Bork and his wife, Kathy, live in Jessamine Co. They have two grown children.

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