2006 Wade Anderson Memorial Medal Recipient
R. Bruce Johnson
Bruce Johnson was first appointed to the Utah State Tax Commission in 1998 and reappointed to a third four-year term by Gov. Huntsman in July of 2006. “Bruce has a masterful command of most tax issues, and he is particularly well-versed in areas of income and sales tax,” said Pam Hendrickson, chair of the Utah State Tax Commission. “His knowledge and efforts regarding interstate tax cooperation is recognized by national experts.”
Commissioner Johnson is also widely recognized for his national leadership efforts to simplify and harmonize sales and use tax regimes among the states.
Prior to his appointment to the Utah Tax Commission, Johnson was a tax attorney for Holme, Roberts & Owen and a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. He is a certified public accountant, holds an accounting degree from the University of Utah, and a law degree from Brigham Young University where he was a Reuben Clark Scholar.