Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly became commissioner in January 2015 after joining the department as deputy commissioner in the spring of 2014. As commissioner, she oversees…
an agency with more than 1,500 employees that manages over 30 different taxes and collects over $20.5 billion annually.
Prior to joining Revenue, she served as Deputy Commissioner of Workforce Development at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) where she led the department’s work of providing economic security for transitioning workers and workforce training and readiness.
Bauerly has extensive experience in law, management, and public policy. She has served in key leadership and management roles including as a commissioner of the Federal Election Commission from 2008-2013, and as chair of the agency in 2011. She also worked in the U.S. Senate developing and implementing a broad policy agenda that included working with the Senate Judiciary and Finance committees and the Joint Economic Committee of Congress.
She has also worked in private practice in both Minnesota and Washington, D.C., most recently as a lawyer at Fredrikson & Byron in Minneapolis. Bauerly earned a B.A. from Concordia College in Moorhead, a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, and a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Environmental and Public Affairs.
Lee Ho is the deputy commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Revenue where he helps oversee the day-to-day operations for an agency with more…
than 1,500 employees that manages over 30 different taxes and collects over $20.5 billion annually.
Before joining Revenue as deputy commissioner, Ho was assistant commissioner at the Department of Health where he was responsible for overseeing all of the department's operational activities, including human resources, financial and facilities management, and information technology governance.
Ho has over 30 years of experience in state and federal government service including prior experience with the Department of Revenue directing information technology operations and the U.S. Government Accountability Office evaluating the effectiveness of federal programs. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from San Diego State University and his master’s degree in public policy and administration from Northwestern University.
Robert Doty serves as assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Revenue. He oversees the work of public policy and engagement. He is responsible…
for the work of the Tax Research, Appeals and Legal Services, and Legislative divisions.
Doty brings extensive experience in the non- and for-profit business sectors. He brings experience related to change management, strategic planning, systems design, marketing, communications, information technology, operations, human resources, and finance.
Before joining Revenue in 2019, Doty was the executive director of the Minnesota State Lottery. He also served as the chief operations officer and chief financial officer for the Minneapolis Public Schools.
Doty received his MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and is a licensed CPA (inactive) in Minnesota.
Alyssa Haugen serves as assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Revenue. She is responsible for overseeing the department's human resources, financial management, facilities…
management, and business planning and improvement.
Before joining Revenue, Haugen was assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Health where she was responsible for overseeing all of the department's operational activities, including human resources, financial and facilities management, and information technology governance.
She has worked for the state of Minnesota since 2005 in roles at the departments of Health, Administration, and Revenue focusing on large-scale project management, continuous improvement, and enterprise culture change.
Haugen has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and literature from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a master’s degree in public and nonprofit administration from Metropolitan State University.
Justin Nieman serves as assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Revenue. He is responsible for the department’s Corporate Franchise Tax Division, Sales and…
Use Tax Division, Special Taxes Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Collection Division.
Nieman joined Revenue in 2004, serving as an auditor and then supervisor in the Corporate Franchise Tax Division. There, he oversaw an auditing unit and the department’s integrated tax management system. In June 2013, Nieman became Revenue’s first Tax Analytics Manager, managing the data analytics portfolio to assist leadership in decision making. Nieman returned to the Corporate Franchise Tax Division in January 2015 to become the assistant director and was promoted to the Corporate Franchise Tax Division Director in January 2018.
He graduated from Winona State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in marketing.
Cynthia Rowley serves as assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Revenue. She is responsible for the department’s Individual Income and Withholding Tax Division,…
Property Tax Division, and Tax Operations Division.
Rowley joined Revenue in 2002, serving as assistant director and director of the agency’s Tax Operations Division, responsible for processing and auditing returns and payments for 30 different tax types. In 2015 Rowley was named director of Property Tax, interpreting and communicating Minnesota’s Property Tax laws and rules through partnerships with local officials. Prior to joining Revenue, she was a senior manager in the student loan industry and a strategic planning and process improvement consultant in the finance industry.
She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and communication, and a master’s degree in organizational management.
R. Gregory (Greg) Tschida is the agency’s chief information officer and manages a staff of over 125 IT professionals who are responsible for the…
information technology systems that support Minnesota’s revenue systems. He is a member of the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s Senior Management Team, a co-chair of the department’s Business/IT Alignment Governance Team, and executive sponsor of the Integrated Tax System Oversight Team.
Tschida has over 25 years of experience managing large-scale, department-wide projects including Strategic Planning, Tax System Re-engineering, and Data Warehousing. Additionally, he has been active in the statewide Enterprise Architecture Team, the statewide Project and Portfolio Management Team, and the Government CIO Forum. He has bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science and has a master’s degree in business administration.