D. Klemens, President of KDM Inc.
Mike worked in the
Director’s Office at the Illinois Department of Revenue for 20 years in
an assortment of tax policy related roles, retiring as Manager of
Policy and Communications in 2012.
In 2012 Mike established KDM Consulting which conducts tax policy
consulting and economic analysis. He works extensively with the
Illinois Taxpayers’ Federation. His areas of tax expertise
include property tax, property and sales tax exemptions, and taxes that
the state administers for local governments, together with a broad
general knowledge of the 75+ taxes and programs administered by the
Mike also has 20 plus years in journalism, including a stint as
Statehouse Bureau Chief for Illinois Issues magazine from 1986 to
1992. He was the public information officer for the Department of
Revenue from 1992 through until the function was consolidated in the
governor’s office in 2004.
Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a Master’s
degree from Sangamon State University.