Ernest Massie '94 '96
Title: Administrator, Tax Analysis Division, Ohio Department of Taxation
Dept/Program: Department of Economics Advisory Board
Professional & Academic Experience
Ernest C. Massie has been with the Ohio Department of Taxation since May 1996. He spent his first nine years as a Tax Analyst where his major areas of study included: sales and use taxes, estate tax, public utilities, and general tax reform. From July 2005 through August 2013, he was the Assistant Administrator of the Revenue Accounting Division managing the distributions to local governments and the correct accounting of state tax revenue along with a variety of special projects. Starting in August 2013, he became the Administrator of the Tax Analysis Division of the Ohio Department of Taxation leading research in numerous tax policy and economic development issues as well as heading the department’s role in legislation and in the state’s budget for tax policy purposes and the various statistical publications including its annual report. In addition, he was an adjunct faculty member at Franklin University from 2001-2015.
He received his BA (’94) and MA (’96) in Economics from the University of Akron. He is also a veteran of the US Navy and of the Persian Gulf War and an active Life Member of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars (Commander of VFW Post 4719 from 2016-2019 and currently a district officer), American Legion (2nd Vice Commander American Legion Post 797 from 2016-current) and a member of the veteran’s organization Les Quarante Hommes et Huite Chevaux (Voiture Locale 15). He is also a member of the American Association of Budget & Policy Analysts.