Robin Pope, JD is the Executive Secretary to the Tennessee State Board of Equalization. In his role as Executive Secretary, Robin is responsible for hearing statewide property tax appeals, reviewing tax exemptions, and providing research and support to the Tennessee General Assembly. Since joining the Comptroller’s Office in 2017, he has served as tax counsel with the state board; reviewing applications for property tax exemption for Tennessee’s religious, charitable, scientific, and nonprofit educational institutions. In addition to his role as tax counsel, Robin served as Project Manager for special initiatives of the state board. In January 2020, Robin was named Deputy Executive Secretary to the State Board of Equalization before being named the Executive Secretary in July 2020.
Robin is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He received his law degree from Belmont University’s College of Law in Nashville, Tennessee. Robin is also a 2019 graduate of LEAD Tennessee.
During his time at Belmont, Robin clerked for the Honorable Judge Jeff Hollingsworth in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he assisted with trial preparation and researched various legal issues for motions hearings and trials. Robin also worked at the Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville’s Volunteer Lawyers and Professional in the Arts program.
Following his admittance into the Tennessee Bar Association in 2015, Robin worked in the field of eDiscovery on a variety of different types of litigation.
Robin co-wrote lyrics for a musical that was later performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts entitled “Senioritis.” He is also an amateur chef and casual ice cream creator.