Monday, December 23, 2013

MN Dept of Revenue names Jenny Starr as Senior Manager for Tax Policy

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced today that Jenny Starr was named Senior Manager for Tax Policy. Starr will lead the department’s tax policy operations and manage the tax policy development process between the department and the legislature beginning Jan. 4, 2014. She will report to the Deputy Commissioner.

“Jenny is a bright, articulate, effective leader who will hit the ground running as a leader of the department’s tax policy functions,” said Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans. “She has great people skills, a pragmatic vision for tax policy, and a passion for making government better for Minnesota taxpayers.”

Starr has been with the department since 2007 and is currently the lead attorney in the areas of corporate franchise, estate, and gift taxes. She is also an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law. Prior to joining the Minnesota Department of Revenue, Starr provided free legal services to indigent residents of Dakota County as a staff attorney and volunteer programs manager at Legal Assistance of Dakota County.

Starr holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts. She is married with one child and lives in St. Paul.

In November, Susan Von Mosch announced her retirement from the Department of Revenue after 32 years of dedicated public service to state and local government in Minnesota. Susan has been a recognized, thoughtful leader on tax and budget policy for many years and played an integral role in the enactment of significant tax reforms in 2013.