Tax Division Director, State of Alaska
Ken Alper is the Tax Division Director for the Alaska Department of Revenue, having been appointed to that position by Governor Bill Walker in 2014. In addition to administering the division and its 25 tax programs, he is part of the administration’s policy team for fiscal restructuring and the subject matter expert on oil and gas taxation. Prior to this he spent ten years at the Alaska State Legislature, mostly as the oil and gas aide to the House Minority.
Originally from New Jersey, Ken has a BA in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Washington. He moved to Alaska permanently in 1997. Ken and his wife Jill Ramiel own and operate the Silverbow Inn in downtown Juneau where they live with their three children.