The leading voice for excellence in public finance

About the National Association of State Treasurers

Who We Are

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The leading voice for excellence in public finance

The National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) serves as the nation's foremost authority for responsible state treasury programs and related financial practices, policies, and education.

Together, we enable state treasurers and officials who perform state treasury functions to pursue and administer sound financial practices and programs benefiting the citizens of the nation.

Comprised of leading state treasurers and state finance officials

NAST’s membership is comprised of all state treasurers or state finance officials with comparable responsibilities from the United States, its commonwealths, territories, and the District of Columbia, along with employees of these agencies. The private sector is represented through NAST’s Corporate Affiliate Program, established to build professional relationships and foster cooperation between the public and private sectors.

NAST serves its members through educational conferences and webinars, a variety of working groupspolicy advocacy and publications that provide information about developments in public finance.

Our values and strategic plan

As we advance sound financial practices, policies, and education through State Treasurers and other NAST members, we uphold the following values in ethics, expertise, and collectiveness:

  • Members and staff will hold themselves accountable and act with integrity and transparency representing the best practices of their office and the Association
  • NAST shall act as the collective authority on practices and policies related to finance and investment for state government and the citizens we serve
  • We will promote and facilitate the open and bipartisan exchange of time-honored and innovative ideas and information, and seek out external collaborations wherever appropriate, to provide objective analyses and viable solutions to address state financial and investment concerns

Core responsibilities of State Treasurers

Released April 2019, State Treasurers Count is an infographic detailing the impact of each Treasury office with stats on staffing, assets under management, investments in bonds and pensions, investments in college savings and ABLE plans, and returned unclaimed property. 

  • Banking operations and cash management of both receipts and disbursements
  • Administration and investment of public employee retirement funds and deferred compensation funds
  • Coordinating the bonding activity for general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, short-term debt and public works projects
  • Management of Local Government Investment Pools that assist communities in diversifying their portfolios to obtain a higher rate of return
  • Financing for economic development
  • Administration of college savings programs that enable millions of Americans to save for education expenses
  • Administration of unclaimed property programs that return hundreds of millions of dollars each year to millions of rightful owners
Shaun Snyder speaking at NAST Legislative Conference