News Release

Contact: Office of Public Affairs
For Immediate Release
February 25, 2015
NR 18-15-G

Board of Equalization Appoints Deputy Director of Property Tax Department

Culver City – The Members of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) appointed Dean Kinnee as the Deputy Director of the Property Tax Department at its February 24, 2015 meeting. Mr. Kinnee’s appointment was effective immediately.

“Dean has amazing expertise in the property tax arena,” said BOE Chairman Jerome E. Horton. “We wish him great success in administering our state’s property tax programs.”

“During my time on the Board, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to work closely with Mr. Kinnee on quite a few property tax issues,” said Vice Chair Runner. “He is a knowledgeable and trusted public servant. I’m confident that in his new role he’ll continue to provide good advice and outstanding leadership.”

“Dean Kinnee is a great asset to California taxpayers,” said Board Member Fiona Ma. “The BOE is honored to have his talent.”

Dean Kinnee has served as a Division Chief in the BOE’s Property Tax Department since he was appointed in 2002. Prior to that, he served as a property appraiser and Principal Property Appraiser in the BOE’s Property Tax Department since 1990. Mr. Kinnee also served as a real estate appraiser with the Yolo County Assessor’s Office from 1984 to 1990. Mr. Kinnee is a Certified Property Tax Appraiser and has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis.

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board that serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes.

Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation, and is not considered written advice under Revenue and Taxation Code section 6596. Changes in law or regulations may have occurred since the time this news release was written. If there is a conflict between the text of this news release and the law, decisions will be based upon the law and not this news release. For specific help, please contact the BOE at 1-800-400-7115.