Governor Appoints Mike Barnhill as Acting Revenue Commissioner December 2, 2019 Monday, December 2, 2019 (Anchorage) – Governor Michael J. Dunleavy today named Mike Barnhill as acting commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue. Barnhill currently works as Director of Policy in the Office of Management and Budget. He will assume his new role with the Department of Revenue tomorrow, December 3, 2019. Barnhill has a long and distinguished record of public service with the State of Alaska spanning two decades. He is a former deputy commissioner in both the Departments of Revenue and Administration and served as an assistant attorney general in the Department of Law. He graduated Cum Laude from Cornell Law School where he was Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal, he also holds a B.A. degree in Religious Studies and History from the College of Wooster.