BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) announced Thursday the appointment of Natalie A. Howell as Undersecretary of Revenue. In this role she will direct the offices of Management and Finance, Support Services, and Internal Audit.
Howell comes to LDR from the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC) in Baton Rouge, where she served as Vice-President of Accounting. Prior to her service as vice-president, she directed LWCC’s office of accounting and compliance as well as working as an internal audit manager. She was a senior consultant for the Information Engineering Systems Corporation in Alexandria, VA and worked as Senior REO Accountant for the Southwest Federal Savings Association in Austin, TX.
Howell graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southwest Texas State University and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems and Internal Audit from Louisiana State University. She is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified internal auditor (CIA).
“Natalie brings to LDR a solid background in financial management and an impressive track record in accounting that will help the agency stay on track for the ongoing work toward improved service for Louisiana taxpayers,” LDR Executive Counsel Tim Barfield said. “At a time when the agency is facing unique challenges and opportunities such as tax reform and a renewed focus on efficiency and customer service, she will serve in a critical capacity establishing key budget priorities and implementing sound financial management policies across the department.”
Howell’s appointment was effective December 17, 2012.