Ken Alper is the Tax Division Director for the Alaska Department of Revenue, having been appointed to that position by Governor Bill Walker in 2014. In addition to administering the division and the 25 tax programs it oversees, he is part of the administration’s policy team for fiscal restructuring. He was the primary presenter for HB247 and HB111, the two Oil and Gas Tax Credit reform efforts that passed in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Prior to this he spent ten years at the Alaska State Legislature, mostly as the oil and gas aide to the House Minority. In this role he developed legislation and amendments as well as providing bill analysis, technical assistance, and revenue modeling to multiple legislators. He had input into all major production tax and gas development efforts during that time.
Originally from New Jersey, Ken has a BA in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Washington. After several years of back and forth, he moved to Alaska permanently in 1997. Ken and his wife Jill Ramiel own and operate the Silverbow Inn in downtown Juneau where they live with their three children.