|JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, REVENUE, AND DEPUTY COUNTY MANAGER
The Jefferson County Commission approved yesterday the promotion of Wesley Scott Moore to serve as Director of Revenue, Malinda Parker to serve as Director of Finance, and Daren Lanier to serve as Deputy County Manager.
Moore has spent 33 years in public service with the Jefferson County Department of Health and Jefferson County Commission (last three years as Manager of Tax Collection) and is excited to return to lead the Revenue Department and continue to serve the citizens of Jefferson County. He has more than 26 years of experience in accounting, auditing, and tax policy. Moore started his career with the Department of Revenue in 1996 as an examiner, checking for business license compliance, he then spent 16 years performing tax audits across the United States as senior auditor, and three years with the department as a principal accountant. Moore has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is a Certified Revenue Examiner(CRE) and Certified Revenue Officer (CRO). He is a past two term vice-president of the County Revenue Officer’s Association of Alabama (CROAA) and former Board Member for the Alabama Local Tax Institute of Standards and Training (ALTIST).He has served on numerous tax policy committees for the Association of County Commissions of Alabama over the last 20 years and served as Jefferson County’s delegate to the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Project where he was an advisory member of the Audit Committee protecting local government’s rights to self-administration and enforcement of sales and use taxes.
Parker has more than 25 years of experience in government operations starting with the Jefferson County Commission as a tax agent in 1996. She currently serves as manager of special projects with Jefferson County Commission Finance Department, responsible for oversight of the American Rescue Plan Act(ARPA), Financial Reporting for Federal Awards, and the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR). Prior to her tenure with Jefferson County, Parker worked for Compass Bank as a banking service representative.
Parker’s passion for servant leadership is also exhibited in her civic commitment as an active member of the Alabama National Guard for over 36 years. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve her country. Currently she holds rank of Major and serves as the Medical Service Branch Chief and Lead Investigating Officer for injuries sustained by soldiers. She received her certification for the U.S. Army Master Resilience Instructor from Penn State University. Parker earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Business from Faulkner University (Montgomery, Al)and her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an active member of the Government Finance Officers Association and Women Leading Government, and a Certified Accounts Payable Manager with Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM).
Daren Lanier has also been promoted to Deputy County Manager. Lanier previously served as Chief Deputy Director in the Revenue Department. He has more than 25 years of combined service in county and municipal government. Lanier is experienced in managing large teams, the collection and disbursement of millions in annual tax revenues, state and county business licenses, titling and registering motor vehicles, and enforcing various tax laws.
Lanier holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Alabama A&M University, and graduated from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Academy where he retired as Chief of the Sheriff's Reserve Unit with more than 20 years of service. In addition, he is a member of the AAMU Magic City Metro Alumni Chapter, currently serves as Chairman of the Jefferson County Credit Union, and is a certified Revenue Officer.
About Jefferson County
Founded in 1819, Jefferson County is the most populated county in the State with more than 670,000 residents. It is governed by five commissioners elected from specific districts. Commission meetings are listed on the county website calendar at jccal.org and can be watched live, along with all Planning and Zoning Board meetings. A video archive of those meetings is also available on our website.