CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval today announced he has named William Chisel as Director of the Nevada Department of Taxation, effective Monday, September 12th.
“Bill Chisel’s experience as Chief of Internal Audits uniquely prepares him to serve as Director of the Department of Taxation,” Governor Sandoval said in a press release. “Bill has an in-depth understanding of the state’s budget, management and operations and will be able to lead the Department to efficiently collect revenues owed the state, while working closely with the taxpaying businesses who comprise his new customer base. I particularly wanted accounting expertise in this leadership post, so Bill’s credential as a Certified Public Accountant played an important factor in my decision.”
Chris Nielsen, who had been serving as Interim Director, will return to his post as Deputy Director of the Department.
William Chisel, currently Chief of the Division of Internal Audits, assisted in developing the 2012-2013 performance based budget. The governor’s office says Chisel’s recommendations resulted in about $145 million in taxpayer benefits over the last three years and increased the significance of audit findings from $1 to $55 million per year.
Prior to his current position, Chisel was a Senior Auditor at the Nevada Gaming Control Board where he managed the Audit Division’s Northern Nevada research and development department. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, Chisel is also a Certified Public Accountant.