Mike Kadas Director, Montana Department of Revenue
On January 7, 2013, Mike Kadas became the 17th Director of Montana Department of Revenue. He was appointed by Governor Steve Bullock.
Over the last 30 years Kadas has served in a variety of private and public positions, most recently as Director of Special Projects at Rivertop Renewables, a Missoula-based company that produces biodegradable chemicals. During his five years in different management positions at Rivertop Renewables, he helped oversee a multimillion-dollar expansion of the company. From 1996 to 2006 he was the mayor of Missoula, where he managed a $100 million budget and hundreds of employees.
Kadas is no stranger to Montana’s Capitol. From 1983 to 1996 he was a Montana State Representative, serving on the House Appropriations Committee for eight of those years. From 1989 to 1996, he owned and operated a small construction company. He holds a B.A. in economics-philosophy and a M.A. in economics from the University of Montana-Missoula. Kadas and his partner Martha Newell have two sons, with whom he enjoys skiing and hiking.