CapitolBeatOK Staff Report
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin today announced appointments to the Task Force on Comprehensive Tax Reform. The task force will make recommendations on how to simplify the Oklahoma tax code for individuals and businesses. The Task force will conclude its work in August 2012.
Rick Dowell of Norman is president of Dowell Properties. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree and doctorate degree from the University of Chicago. Dowell is replacing John Carey and serves as a small businesses representative on the task force.
Don Millican of Broken Arrow is the chief financial officer at Kaiser–Francis Oil Company. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Texas. Millican is replacing Jon Foreman and will serve as an at-large member.
Chuck Mills of Shawnee is president of Mills Machine Company, a manufacturer of drilling equipment. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. Mills is replacing Galeard Roper and will serve as a small businesses representative.
Dana Weber of Tulsa is president of Webco Industries. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa, and a law degree from the University of Tulsa. Weber is replacing Stuart Price and will serve as a representative of a statewide organization of business.
Nick Tricinella of Edmond is a tax attorney at Chesapeake Energy. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Oklahoma State University, a law degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a master’s in tax law from the University of Florida. Tricinella is replacing Tom Price and will serve as a representative of the energy industry.
Bryan Gonterman of Edmond is the president of AT&T Oklahoma. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dallas. Gonterman is being reappointed and will serve as a representative of the technology industry.
Wade Patterson of Enid is the county assessor of Garfield County. Patterson is being reappointed and will serve as an elected county assessor.