Tax Commissioner

The State Tax Commissioner oversees and manages the State Tax Division so that the laws concerning the assessment and collection of all taxes and levies are faithfully enforced.


Alicia Elam Clark
Executive Assistant to the Commissioner
(304) 558-0751

Mark Morton, Esq.
General Counsel
(304) 558-5330

Acting Tax Commissioner

Matt Irby was appointed Acting Tax Commissioner for West Virginia by Governor Jim Justice on January 29, 2021.

Matt Irby, Acting Tax Commissioner

He brings nearly two decades of public service experience in tax and law to the Tax Department in service to West Virginia as the Deputy Tax Commissioner, Director of the Tax Account Administration Division, Administrative Law Judge at the West Virginia Office of Tax Appeals, and as an attorney for the State Tax Department. He has also worked for Legal Aid of West Virginia and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.

Commissioner Irby earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marshall University and a law degree from Chase College of Law.

Deputy Tax Commissioner


Connie Stinnett
Administrative Assistant
(304) 558-8351


Assistant Deputy Tax Commissioner


Deanna Sheets
Assistant Deputy Tax Commissioner
(304) 558-0751

Assistant Deputy Tax Commissioner

Deanna Sheets is the Assistant Deputy Tax Commissioner.

Deanna Sheets, Assistant Deputy Tax Commissioner

She joined the agency in August of 2020 bringing 25 years of experience in accounting and management to the Tax Department. She served nearly 20 years in local government in roles of financial reporting, auditing, strategic management, and operations.

Sheets is a Certified Public Accountant, green belt six sigma, and has credentialed training in project, strategy, and performance management.

She earned a Bachelor of Science from West Virginia State College and a Master of Public Administration from West Virginia University.

Assistant Commissioner – Operations


Danny Morgan
Assistant Commissioner - Operations
(304) 558-0760

Assistant Commissioner – Operations

Danny Morgan is the Assistant Commissioner – Operations.

Danny Morgan

He joined the agency in Spring of 2014 as Director of Operations.

Prior to working at the Tax Department, he served in a similar capacity for several agencies in New York state government including the Department of Financial Services, Statewide Financial Systems and the Office of Victim Services.