On Feb. 23, 2016, Governor Raimondo designated Robert S. Hull as Director of the Department of Revenue. In that role, Hull is responsible for four state divisions; Lottery, Motor Vehicles, Municipal Finance, and Taxation, as well as the Office of Revenue Analysis. A financial industry veteran, Hull previously was a senior advisor, CFO and Managing Director for Providence Equity Partners. Prior to his time at Providence Equity Partners, Hull served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ally, Inc., formerly GMAC Inc. Before Ally Inc., Hull held senior finance positions with Bank of America, including chief financial officer of the Bank’s Wealth and Investment Management Division. Hull holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
On December 11, 2015, Governor Gina Raimondo designated Marilyn Shannon McConaghy the acting Director of the Department of Revenue. She retains her lead role on the department’s legal services. As department acting director, McConaghy oversees operations of its five divisions; Lottery, Motor Vehicles, Municipal Finance, Revenue Analysis and Taxation. She previously served as head of legal services for the Department of Administration and as director of the Department of Business Regulation. McConaghy also served as executive counsel for Department of Business Regulation. She was a partner in the firm of Tillinghast, Licht and Semonoff prior to entering public service. She holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Rhode Island and a juris doctorate degree from Boston College.
Appointed in September 2015, Heather L. Martino, Esq. serves as Deputy Director of the Department of Revenue. Martino has worked for the department since 2010. She began work for the State of Rhode Island as a human resources coordinator in the Department of Administration in 2008. While at the Department of Revenue, Martino previously served as chief of staff to two receivers with oversight of two Rhode Island communities. She has served as a consultant to fiscally distressed communities on personnel and financial matters. Prior to entering state service she practiced law in the private sector. Martino has bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a juris doctorate degree from Boston University School of Law.
Appointed in November 2015, Jane Cole serves as the chief financial officer for the department and is responsible for preparing and monitoring the department’s budget. Cole has worked for the state for 10 years, most recently at the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, where she was a budget official. Cole received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nichols College.
Appointed in November 2015, Paul Grimaldi serves as the chief of information and public relations for the department. Prior to entering state government service, Grimaldi was a staff writer for The Providence Journal specializing in economic development, the casino industry and taxation issues. He spent more than 25 years in the communications industry, including positions with digital media outlets and a public relations agency.