David Raber was appointed by Governor Brewer to serve as Director of the Arizona Department of Revenue on February 14, 2014. He originally joined the Department in June 2011, when he was appointed to serve in the Chief Deputy Director role.
David’s 24 year career includes more than 20 years of State Government experience as well as time spent working in the private sector.
Prior to joining the ADOR leadership team, David was in executive leadership at the Arizona Department of Administration for two years beginning in 2009 (6 months in the capacity of Deputy Director and 18 months as Interim Director). Formerly, David held executive management positions at the Arizona Corporation Commission. Joining the Commission Staff in 2004, he served as Deputy Director of the Securities Division, Director of the Corporations Division, and Director of a newly-created Safety Division. David served for six years (1998-2003) in various positions at the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families, most recently as the Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer.
David’s other positions include stints at the Arizona State Land Department and in the private sector with Del Webb Corporation in Scottsdale and Magma Copper Company in Tucson.
David is an Arizona native, raised in Phoenix. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Arizona State University in 1988 and is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition, David is a former member of the Arizona Board of Investment and a current member of the Governing Committee for Tax Deferred Annuity and Deferred Compensation Plans where he serves as Vice Chairman.