J. Michael Dempsey is the Assistant Commissioner, Operations for the West Virginia Tax Division.
Michael joined the Tax Division in August 2021, and is responsible for the areas of IT, Operations, and Revenue.
He began his career as an auditor, then spent seven years as the Director of Finance for a Third Party Administrator. He has spent the last 14 years in public accounting, performing business valuations, litigation support, damage calculations, and, most recently, has managed class action claims administration projects for State and Federal Court. Michael has 23 years of accounting and finance experience.
Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from West Virginia University Institute of Technology and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Charleston. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).