Bismarck, N.D. – Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger today announced the appointment of Sandy McMerty as deputy tax commissioner, effective May 29, 2018.
“Sandy is a great choice for deputy tax commissioner,” Rauschenberger stated. “She brings a variety of experience to our agency. Her budgetary, administrative, leadership and communications expertise will be an asset. We look forward to having her on board.”
McMerty is a 12 year employee of the state, most recently serving as deputy commissioner at the Department of Commerce. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Mary.
“I am excited to join the Office of State Tax Commissioner team and take on this new role under Tax Commissioner Rauschenberger’s leadership,” McMerty stated. “I look forward to working with the agency staff and appreciate the opportunity to serve the citizens of our great state in a new capacity.”
As deputy tax commissioner, McMerty will be responsible for leading the agency’s research and policy team, assisting the tax commissioner in all areas of tax administration, working with legislative committees regarding state tax policy, and serving on boards and commissions as needed and directed by the tax commissioner.
McMerty will succeed former Deputy Tax Commissioner Joe Morrissette who was appointed to the position in 2014 by Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger. Morrissette was recently appointed by Governor Doug Burgum to the director of the Office of Management and Budget position. Rauschenberger extends his congratulations to Morrissette as well as his gratitude for his time at the Office of State Tax Commissioner.