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. 



  • Secretary Dave Hardy
    Dave Hardy
    Cabinet Secretary

  • Governor Jim Justice appointed Dave Hardy cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Revenue effective January 16, 2017. He also serves as the governor’s designee on both the Municipal Home Rule Board and the Board of Treasury Investments.

    Secretary Hardy has more than 33 years of experience in private legal practice and is also a certified public accountant with decades of experience balancing the budget for the Mountain State’s most populous county. He has a combined 21 years of service to the citizens of Kanawha County, first as a member of Charleston City Council from 1995 to 2001, and later as a commissioner on the Kanawha County Commission from 2001 to 2017.

    As a lawyer, Secretary Hardy is experienced in all aspects of the mining industry, including occupational and mine health and safety matters and deliberate intent occupational injury litigation and been designated a “Best Lawyer in America” in energy law as well as a “Top Lawyer” in the West Virginia Top Lawyers Guide. He has lectured widely throughout the country in the areas of occupational and mine health and safety law and he currently teaches a master’s degree level class on public budgeting at West Virginia State University.

    Secretary Hardy is a proud native of Pratt, W.Va. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and government and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from West Virginia University Institute of Technology. He earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He was named a partner at Jackson Kelly law firm in 1993 and in 2012 he formed the Hardy Pence firm, which specializes in mining and energy law. He also has served on the board of the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences and the Charleston Area Alliance.

    Secretary Hardy lives in Charleston with his wife of 32 years, Nadia. They have two children, Scott and Kristen.




  • Deputy Secretary Mark Muchow
    Mark Muchow
    Deputy Secretary

  • 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.​