Kemp Appoints David Curry State Revenue Commissioner
Atlanta, GA - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp appointed Henry County Tax Commissioner David Curry to serve as State Revenue Commissioner. At the Department of Revenue, Curry will succeed Lynne Riley, who was recently appointed by Kemp to serve as State Treasurer.
“Quality leadership at the Department of Revenue is vital to the continued success of the Peach State,” said Governor Kemp. “Building off of the achievements of Commissioner Lynne Riley, I am excited to name David Curry to this important post in my administration. David’s wealth of experience and significant accomplishments make him an ideal fit as we reform state government and work to put Georgians first.”
“It is truly an honor to be selected by Governor Kemp to serve as State Revenue Commissioner. I am deeply appreciative of his faith in me to lead the Department, and I look forward to working in his administration to cut red tape and make Georgia the number one state for small business,” said David Curry.
Biography — David Curry
Born in Atlanta and raised in Henry County, David Curry earned his bachelor’s degree in Applied Science with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership from Mercer University and master’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University.
David Curry’s business career began at Ford Motor Company when he was eighteen. At Ford, he became Six Sigma Certified and participated in a four-year apprenticeship to train as an Industrial Electrician, later being selected as the liaison between Ford and the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers (UAW) as a Skilled Trades Overtime Coordinator where he coordinated and scheduled over 320 employees.
In 2008, David Curry was elected Tax Commissioner of Henry County. Under his leadership, Henry County became the first tax commissioner’s office in Georgia to be recognized for its efforts in performance excellence with the Georgia Focus Recognition Award. Curry is also a recipient of the Henry County School Board’s Bridge Award for his work connecting schools with the community.
Curry is involved in many organizations, including the Constitutional Officers Association Georgia, Georgia Association of Tax Officials, and Tax Commissioners’ Technology Development Council of Georgia where he served as President from 2011 to 2013.
David Curry has been married to his high school sweetheart, Nicole, for twenty-five years. They have four children: Michaela, Jacob, Kennedy, and Caleb. The Currys are active members of Glen Haven Baptist Church in McDonough.