Kevin Richard began serving as the Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Revenue on February 1, 2022. Kevin also serves as a Commissioner for the Louisiana Remote Sellers Commission and serves as the Chairman of the Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Program. Kevin also serves as a member of the Louisiana Tax Institute and as an ex-officio member of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. Prior to his current role, he served as Deputy Secretary since 2016, having oversight over the department’s Field Audit Program, Audit Review & Appeals Division, Agency Compliance Division, Business Services Division and the Office of Charitable Gaming. He has also served as director of the Field Audit Income Tax Division and the Audit Intelligence Team, and as Auditor Manager of the Houston District Office for LDR. He has been with the agency since 1994, beginning as a front desk clerk in the New Orleans Regional Office. Kevin has worked in nearly every enforcement and audit position in the agency.
Kevin earned a degree in Business Administration from Southern University at New Orleans and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M-Commerce. He is a licensed CPA in Louisiana and Texas.