The Commission measures the accuracy of assessments in each county and works with assessors to promote an accurate and fair assessment program. It conducts seminars and training sessions for assessors and their staffs. The Commission also hears taxpayers’ appeals from the local Boards of Equalization, and is responsible for the statewide assessment of the property of railroads, airlines, pipelines, electric and telecommunication companies.

The State Tax Commission is an administrative agency under the direction of three commissioners who are appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate. The Commission is given the responsibility of ensuring the uniform and equitable assessment of all taxable tangible property in the state. To assist the Commission in fulfilling this responsibility, there is a staff of appraisers, technicians, and hearing officers located in Jefferson City and throughout the state.

Our administrative structure is:

  • Administrative Secretary — directs the day-to-day operations of the commission.
    Contact: Stacey Jacobs, Administrative Secretary, 
  • Legal — includes hearing officers (for appeals), and provides legal support for the commission.
    Contact: legal@stc.mo.gov
  • Local Assistance —  provides support to the County Assessors and monitors the level of assessment and assessment uniformity.
    Contact: Larry Jones, Manager, Local Assistance Section, Larry.Jones@stc.mo.gov
  • Original Assessment — values public utilities, railroads and other property that typically crosses many county boundaries.
    Contact: Originalassessment@stc.mo.gov


Custodian of Records and Sunshine Law Requests

The Administrative Secretary is the State Tax Commission’s Custodian of Records.  Sunshine Law and/or any other requests for records should be submitted via email to the Administrative Secretary at stc@stc.mo.gov.


Contact Information for Main Office STC Employees


Gary Romine, Chairman gary.romine@stc.mo.gov 573-751-1704

Debbi McGinnis, Commissioner debbi.mcginnis@stc.mo.gov 573-751-3471

Greg Razer, Commissioner greg.razer@stc.mo.gov 573-751-1703

Administration – Annual Report, assessor education, form 11/11As, legislation, and reimbursements

Stacey Jacobs, Administrative Secretary stacey.jacobs@stc.mo.gov 573-751-1716

Melina Scheperle, Administration melina.scheperle@stc.mo.gov 573-751-1724

Misty Frank, Administration misty.frank@stc.mo.gov 573-751-1735

Sandy Wankum, Administration sandy.wankum@stc.mo.gov 573-751-1709

Dan Hutton, Administration dan.hutton@stc.mo.gov 573-751-1712

Legal – Appeals, statutes, case law

Stacy Ingle, Legal Assistant stacy.ingle@stc.mo.gov 573-751-1715

Benjamin Slawson, Senior Hearings Officer benjamin.slawson@stc.mo.gov 573-526-7882

Gregory Allsberry, Senior Hearings Officer gregory.allsberry@stc.mo.gov 573-526-7885

Todd Wilson, Senior Hearings Officer todd.wilson@stc.mo.gov 573-526-7765

Original Assessment– Railroads, utilities, airlines, commercial aircraft, rural electrics

Peter Chari, Original Assessment peter.chari@stc.mo.gov 573-751-1729

Local Assistance – Assessment process & procedures, ratio studies

Larry Jones, Manager, Local Assistance larry.jones@stc.mo.gov 573-522-9804

Larry Hixson, Assistant Manager, Local Assistance larry.hixson@stc.mo.gov 573-751-1733

Kristen Solindas, Local Assistance kristen.solindas@stc.mo.gov 573-751-1728

Additional STC Information:

2021-2025 State Tax Commission Strategic Plan

STC Five-Year Rules Review Report