Governor Kay Ivey appointed Vernon Barnett to serve as Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Revenue in May 2017.
He has worked in state government for over 25 years serving as a Deputy Solicitor General, Deputy Legal Advisor to the Governor, Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, and Executive Counsel of the Department of Environmental Management.
Commissioner Barnett is the current Chair of the Multistate Tax Commission, a Vice Chair of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee, the Secretary of the Federation of Tax Administrators Board of Trustees, a member of the Senior Executive Board of the Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and a member of the Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators Executive Committee.
He earned degrees from Vanderbilt University and the University of Alabama School of Law. He and his wife have two children.