About the Tax Commissioners

Commissioner Johnson

Commission Chair

R. Bruce Johnson

Attorney, specializing in federal, state and local tax litigation and planning. Utah State Bar's 1994-95 "Tax Practitioner of the Year". Appointed 1998.

 

Commissioner Dixon

Commissioner

D'Arcy Dixon Pignanelli

Appointed by Governor Huntsman and confirmed by the Utah State Senate in 2006. 20 years budget, policy and administrative experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Former public member of the Utah State Bar appointed by the Utah Supreme Court.

 

Commissioner Cragun

Commissioner

Michael Cragun

Appointed by Governor Herbert and confirmed by the Utah State Senate in 2009. Served as Lt. Governor Herbert's deputy chief of staff. Served as a Davis County Commissioner. Obtained a bachelor's degree from BYU and a Juris Doctorate degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

 

Commissioner Pero

Commissioner

Robert P. Pero

Appointed by Governor Herbert and confirmed by the Utah State Senate in 2013. Served as Carbon County Clerk/Auditor, County Board of Equalization Clerk, and chair of the Utah Association of Counties Revenue and Taxation Steering Committee. Previously worked in the mining and defense industries and graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics.

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