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, Stacey.Jacobs@stc.mo.gov
- Legal — includes hearing officers (for appeals), and provides legal support for the commission.
Contact: Amy Westermann, Chief Counsel, Amy.Westermann@stc.mo.gov
- Original Assessment — values public utilities, railroads and other property that typically crosses many county boundaries.
Contact: Rosella Schad, Manager, Original Assessment Section, Rosella.Schad@stc.mo.gov
- Local Assistance — provides support to the County Assessors and monitors the level of assessment and assessment uniformity.
Contact: Jeff Schmidt, Manager, Local Assistance Section, Jeff.Schmidt@stc.mo.gov
Contact Information for Main Office STC Employees
Gary Romine, Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-1704
Victor Callahan, Commissioner email@example.com 573-751-1703
Will Kraus, Commissioner firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-3471
Local Assistance – Reimbursements, assessment process & procedures, ratio studies
Jeff Schmidt, Manager, Local Assistance email@example.com 573-751-1726
Larry Hixson, Assistant Manager, Local Assistance firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-1733
Kristen Solindas, Local Assistance email@example.com 573-751-1728
Legal – Appeals, statutes, case law
Amy Westermann, Chief Counsel, firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-1730
Eric Peterson, Senior Hearing Officer, email@example.com 314-972-2120
Laura Storck-Elam, Senior Hearing Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org 636-485-4612
Elaina McKee, Legal Secretary, Elaina.email@example.com 573-751-1715
Original Assessment– Railroads, utilities, airlines, commercial aircraft, rural electrics
Rosella Schad, Manager, Original Assessment firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-1729
Stacey Cowan, Original Assessment email@example.com 573-751-1708
Administration – Form 11/11As, legislation, education, annual report
Stacey Jacobs, Administrative Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-1716
Melina Scheperle, Administration email@example.com 573-751-1724
Misty Frank, Administration firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-1735
Sandy Wankum, Administration email@example.com 573-751-1709
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