Executive Staff

The West Virginia Department of Revenue executive staff administers and enforces West Virginia revenue laws to ensure the state's fiscal responsibility.

The department oversees 10 agencies and the executive staff works to support the various Department of Revenue agencies and ensure that they are following West Virginia rules that govern each one. 

  • Larry Pack
  • Secretary of Revenue
Larry Pack

Larry is a lifelong West Virginian, was born and raised in the Kanawha Valley and has spent a lifetime creating jobs and opportunities for West Virginians. He is passionate about job creation, economic growth, and health care across the Mountain State. He recently sold Stonerise, a network of 17 transitional and skilled nursing care centers, therapy, home health, and hospice care providers across West Virginia and southeast Ohio. Prior to Stonerise, Larry owned and operated six other health care centers throughout West Virginia. He co-founded the accounting firm Pack Lambert & Burdette, which later merged with Suttle and Stalnaker, where he provided tax, accounting, and consulting services to various entities.

Larry lives in Charleston with his wife, Lisa. They have been blessed with six children and three grandchildren. He is an active member of Bible Center Church. In addition, he is a prolific reader who loves to hike outdoors and travel.

  • Mark Muchow
  • Deputy Secretary
Mark Muchow

Mark Muchow serves as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Revenue working closely with the Secretary, State Budget Office, State Tax Department, and Governor’s Office.

Muchow brings significant experience to the State of West Virginia earned while working with the administrations of eight governors over the course of 33 years. Beginning in 1984 as a Tax Analyst I for the State Tax Department, he rose through the ranks to serve as a Tax Analyst II, Chief Tax Analyst, Director of Research, and Chief Administrator of Revenue Operations.  In 2004, he was named Director of Fiscal Policy for the Department of Revenue. Two years later, Muchow was appointed Deputy Secretary of Revenue.

He is known for his expertise in revenue forecasting and tax policy and is involved with annual budget preparation and the state’s six-year financial plan. He also assists the Tax Commissioner as a representative to the Legislature.

Muchow served as a consultant to the Governor’s Commission on Fair Taxation Project from 1997 to 2000 and co-authored a study of tax incentive programs in West Virginia, an analysis that contributed to the enactment of significant reforms in 2002. He also was a participating member of the Tax Modernization Project. For more than 14 years Muchow has provided a fiscal outlook presentation for the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research’s Annual West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference.

In 2005 he was presented the highest award bestowed by a Governor, the Distinguished West Virginian Award.

Muchow has taught macroeconomics for the then-West Virginia Institute of Technology as well as West Virginia Southern Community College and has published a multitude of articles and studies on topics from tax credits to coal severance tax. He was a member of the 1994 Global Leaders for the South Forum sponsored by BellSouth Corporation.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Secondary Education from Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, and his Masters of Science in Public Management and Policy from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • Dr. Peter Shirley, PhD
  • Deputy Secretary
Dr. Peter Shirley, PhD

Peter Shirley serves as Deputy Secretary for the West Virginia Department of Revenue. Upon completion of his graduate studies, Pete was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research and, more recently, served as the Director of the West Virginia Legislature's Division of Regulatory and Fiscal Affairs. His work there included extensive analysis of the state budget, spending units, and various research tasks focused on public policies which utilize significant public resources.

In addition to his role as Deputy Secretary, Pete enjoys opportunities to teach throughout the Mountain State. He currently teaches econometrics courses in West Virginia University's John Chambers College of Business and Economics Master of Science in Economics program as well as in West Virginia State University's Masters of Public Administration program.

Pete holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from West Virginia University, a Master's degree in Economics from the University of South Florida, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.