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DFA announces Charlie Collins as Commissioner of Revenue

  • Posted Date: 11/15/2019
  • Office: All DFA, Secretary’s Office
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    November 15, 2019



    Scott Hardin

    Spokesperson/Communications Director

    Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration

    501-682-5339 (Office)

    501-352-9351 (Cell)




    DFA announces Charlie Collins as Commissioner of Revenue


    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (November 15, 2019) – Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Secretary Larry Walther today announced 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 State Representative for District 84, Collins previously served as DFA Budget and Policy Manager. 

    “Charlie brings a thorough understanding of DFA from a legislative perspective along with knowledge of the day-to-day operations,” said Governor 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. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the U.S. Naval Academy  and an M.A. in Quantitative Economics from George Washington University. He is married to Leeann Collins, and they have two sons and two daughters.

    “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,” said Secretary Walther. “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.  

    Additional information on DFA may be found at www.dfa.arkansas.gov.