December 18, 2012 > 2012 Tax Administrator of the Year
2012 Tax Administrator of the Year
Submitted By Aaron Bone
"Ms. Bridges brings an energetic and proactive record of success to the California State Board of Equalization," said BOE Chairman Jerome E. Horton on December 10, 2012. "She is most deserving of this recognition for her outstanding accomplishments."
State Tax Notes, a publication of Tax Analysts, is a leading national provider of state tax news, analysis and commentary. The Tax Administrator of the Year is awarded to the official who influences administration and collection nationwide. Award recipients are selected based on interviews, informal polling and input from the State Tax Notes editorial staff.
"I am humbled to be chosen for this honor," said Ms. Bridges. "I'm looking forward to continuing my work to meet taxpayer needs and enhance voluntary compliance and operational effectiveness here at the BOE."
In 2011, State Tax Notes chose Bridges as one of the nation's "Top 10 Tax Administrators" and the Baton Rouge Business Reports named her as one of the "Most Influential Women in Business" in 2007.
Prior to joining the BOE as Executive Director in August 2012, Bridges served as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue, a position to which she was appointed by three Louisiana Governors. During her 12 years in that role, Bridges helped transform the agency into a recognized leader in customer service, one of many accomplishments during her 30-year career with the Louisiana Department of Revenue. Bridges is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the Strategic Leadership Program at Duke University and the Revenue Management Program at the Wharton School of Executive Education in Philadelphia.