ANNAPOLIS, MD - Governor Hogan today appointed Sean Powell as the director of State Department of Assessments and Taxation Director (SDAT). Powell has served as the supervisor of assessments for St. Mary’s County since November 2003. The State Department of Taxation and Assessments administers and enforces the property assessment and property tax laws of Maryland allowing for improved customer service and uniformity of property assessment throughout the state.
"I am confident Sean Powell will further advance SDAT’s mission of promoting fairness in taxation for Maryland property owners," said Governor Hogan. "Under my administration, SDAT will continue to explore programs that offer property tax relief and business services for Maryland’s citizens."
As part of his previous duties, Powell was responsible for administrating real property assessments and interacting with taxpayers, as well as state and county governmental agencies in relation to the assessment process. Powell also served as a branch officer for County First Bank, Marketing Manager and ATM Coordinator for Community Bank of Tri County in Waldorf and Merchant Services/Dealer Lending for First National Bank of St. Mary’s in Leonardtown.
"I am humbled and excited that Governor Hogan has expressed his confidence in my abilities with this appointment,” said Sean Powell. “Our SDAT team will continue to explore opportunities to improve upon all aspects of the department to better serve the citizens of Maryland."
Powell completed a three-year bank management school at the Maryland Bankers Association Bankers School in Annapolis. Currently, Powell is also the director of football operations and assistant head coach at Great Mills High School. He resides in Hollywood, Md.