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Officers

Listing effective July 1, 2017

Wanda N. Smith, MDCR - President

Senior Deputy
801 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Phone: 757-393-8779
Email: smithw@portsmouthva.gov

Employer: Commissioner of the Revenue City of Portsmouth since 2011, Commissioner of the Revenue City of Chesapeake 1995-2011

Years of Service: 21

Achievements/Certifications:

  • Supervisor Member of the Rotary Club of Churchland
  • Secretary of the Rotary Club of Churchland 2016-17
  • Member of CHIP Board
  • Sustaining Member of the Portsmouth Service League
  • VAAO
  • VALTA
  • Virginia Commissioner of the Revenue Association

Highlights / Miscellaneous Information / Special Interests: Mother of 2 daughters and I have one grandson that keeps me very busy.


John Ziercher - First Vice President

Tax Auditor
County of Frederick
Office of Ellen E. Murphy, Commissioner of the Revenue
107 N. Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601

Phone: 540-722-8332
Email: jzierche@fcva.us

Employer: Frederick County Commissioner of the Revenue

Years of Service: 1 year 4 months

Work Experience: Prior to local government, I worked in the restaurant industry for 25 years as an Area Manager, internal auditor, and as an accounting and food cost consultant.

Education: BS in Accounting from Towson University 1988

Highlights / Miscellaneous Information / Special Interests: lot of time is spent with my wife and 2 young boys 9 and 11. You can find us either skiing, biking, or playing soccer. Playing jazz trumpet professionally on the side is a passion of mine also.

I look forward to serving on the board for VALTA in my new career, and helping in any way I can.


June L. Khamis - Second Vice President

City of Manassas
Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue
9027 Center Street, Suite 104
Manassas, VA  20110

Phone: 703-257-8222
Fax: 703-257-5344
Email: jkhamis@ci.manassas.va.us

Employer: City of Manassas, Commissioner of the Revenue

Current Position/Title: Business Tax Auditor

Work Experience: Sales Tax Auditor, Department of Taxation; Corporate Sr. Financial Analyst, Verizon; Accountant for KWT Accounting Group; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; & U.S. Air Force.

Education: BS, Management from George Mason University, Fall 2017.

Highlights/Miscellaneous Information/Special Interests: Served as President, 2016-2017, Recording Secretary, 2015-2016, Served as Vice President of the Culpeper Soccer Association, 2008. Current Vice President of Marketing for Fauquier County Chapter of “Women of Wonder.” Looking to attain an MBA in Finance/Forensic Accounting. Enjoys bike riding, ice skating, home decorating/furnishings, and raising my 2 fabulous children.


Stephanie L. Bristow - Corresponding Secretary

City of Norfolk
Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue
P.O. Box 2260
Norfolk, VA 23501

Phone: 757-664-7899
Fax: 757-441-1286
Email: stephanie.bristow@norfolk.gov

Current Position/Title: Auditor Employer: Commissioner of the Revenue, City of Norfolk

Years of Service: 1 year (March 2016)

Education:

  • BBA in Accounting and Finance from James Madison University - 2003
  • MBA with a concentration in Assurance Services (Auditing) from Old Dominion University - 2006

Work Experience:

  • City of Norfolk Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office since 2016
  • Prior experience – 12 years working in public, private, and non-profit accounting, 1 year with the City of Chesapeake Treasurer’s Office

Scott Motley - Recording Secretary

Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue
2400 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA  23607

Phone:  757-926-3870
Fax:  757-247-2628
Email:  smotley@nnva.gov

Current Position: Business Audit Supervisor

Employer: Newport News Commissioner of the Revenue

Years of Service: 4 years with Newport News / 6 years with City of Roanoke

Work Experience:

  • Economic Development Project Manager, City of Phoenix
  • Economic Development Specialist, City of Roanoke
  • Business License Inspector/Auditor, City of Roanoke Commissioner of the Revenue

Achievements/Certifications: Master Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue

Education: BS in Public Administration from James Madison University

Highlights/Miscellaneous Information/Special Interests: Married with two amazing children


Kathy O'Brien-Bowles - Treasurer

City of Chesapeake Commissioner of Revenue
P. O. Box 15285
Chesapeake, VA 23328-5285

Phone: 757-382-6102
Fax: 757-382-8822
Email: kobrienb@cityofchesapeake.net

Current Position/Title: Auditor

Employer: Commissioner of the Revenue City of Chesapeake

Years of Service: 17 years (November 2000)

Education: BS in Accounting from Christopher Newport University 1999

Achievements/Certifications: Master Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue since 2014

Years of experience/Highlighted Work history:

  • City of Chesapeake Commissioner of Revenue’s office since 2000
  • Prior experience – 20 years working in the construction industry

Highlights / Miscellaneous Information / Special Interests: Married with two daughters. Volunteer as treasurer for homeowners association, as well as volunteering at CHKD.


Todd D. Divers - Commissioner Liaison

Commissioner of the Revenue
City of Charlottesville
P. O. Box 2964
605 E. Main Street, Room A130
Charlottesville, VA 22602

Phone: 434-970-3160
Fax: 434-970-3663
Email: divers@charlottesville.org

Employer: Commissioner of the Revenue, City of Charlottesville

Years of Service: 2 and counting!

Education: B.A. in Sociology and a Master of Teaching degree from the University of Virginia in 1995

Work Experience: After spending a number of years teaching social studies in the Greene County and Albemarle County School systems, Mr. Divers spent ten years working for a local sign business before being elected to office in 2013.

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