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Barbara Sampson

Deputy Commissioner

Barbara Sampson was promoted to deputy commissioner of the Department of Revenue in 2016, making her the first woman to serve in this role.  Barbara oversees the assistant commissioners on the overall administration of the Department and represents the Department on legislative matters before the Tennessee General Assembly.  She is responsible for the Department’s research and communications sections.  Barbara also serves as the executive project sponsor for the Department’s new tax system project.

Barbara has spent her entire career with the Department. She has worked in many different areas within the Department, primarily within the Audit division and Tax Policy office. Barbara has a degree in business administration with a major in accounting from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.