Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Secretary Larry Walther announced Friday (Nov. 15) that former State Rep. Charlie Collins will join DFA as Commissioner of Revenue.
Collins joins DFA from the Department of Transformation and Shared Services, where he served as Chief Innovative Officer and Legislative Liaison. A former Republican State Representative for District 84, Collins previously served as DFA Budget and Policy Manager.
He replaces Walter Anger, who retired.
“Charlie brings a thorough understanding of DFA from a legislative perspective along with knowledge of the day-to-day operations,” said Gov. Asa Hutchinson. “As he leads DFA’s Revenue Division, his positive leadership style will be a great fit for this vital part of Arkansas’ operation. I applaud Secretary Walther’s decision to add Charlie to the DFA leadership team.”
Prior to his work in state government, Collins worked for several Fortune 500 companies.
Collins holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.A. in Quantitative Economics from George Washington University. He has also worked for several Fortune 500 companies.
“From responsibility for every state tax dollar collected to overseeing 134 Revenue Offices across the state, Commissioner of Revenue is a position that requires a unique skill set and leadership qualities,” Walther said. “Following careful consideration, I am confident we have someone who meets and exceeds those requirements. I’m proud to welcome Charlie to DFA.”
Collins’ first day with DFA will be Tuesday, November 19. He will be paid an annual salary of $134,406.
Also DFA announced that Alan McVey will serve DFA as Chief of Staff and Chief Fiscal Officer. McVey joins DFA from the Office of Child Support Enforcement where he was Administrator since April 2015.
Prior to that role, he was the Executive Director for the Delta Center for Economic Development and Deputy Director for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.