Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Mark Wood appointed as new Oklahoma Tax Commissioner


OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 22, 2021) – Governor Kevin Stitt has appointed Mark Wood to serve as Oklahoma Tax Commissioner. Wood’s appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Clark Jolley.

“Mark brings a wealth of tax experience from his impressionable career spanning over nearly four decades in the private sector,” said Governor Stitt. “I have every confidence in his ability to serve Oklahomans well in this new role.”

“I am honored to be appointed by the governor to this position. I have worked in public accounting and tax for over 35 years. I look forward to utilizing this experience to serve the citizens and taxpayers of the State of Oklahoma. I will work with the other commissioners to ensure the OTC operates fairly and efficiently,” said Wood.

Wood has spent over 37 years serving large, complex, public, and private business enterprises throughout Oklahoma City and the surrounding market. Prior to his appointment, Wood had served as the office managing partner of Ernst & Young. He joined EY in 2002, where he managed Oklahoma tax practice through 2018. While there, Wood more than doubled the size of the overall Oklahoma City practice by leading expansion of Advisory & Tax Service Lines. Wood’s professional experiences have allowed him to work closely with industries including energy, financial services, retail, and utilities. His extensive tax experience has included assisting corporate, partnership and family business clients through strategic, structural, and operational income tax matters, including mergers and acquisition transactions, reorganizations, joint venture formation and operations.

Wood graduated from the University of Oklahoma with degrees in accounting and economics. He is an involved community mentor, serving on boards for United Way of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University and John Marshall High School.

Governor Stitt’s appointment order for Mark A. Wood can be read here.


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