Tanya Gritz Award for Excellence in Public Finance
This award is given to an public sector individual or group demonstrating excellence in the authorization, planning, issuance and management of public debt. The individual or group may be nominated for a single accomplishment or a significant contribution over time to the development of efficient practices in debt issuance and management. Emphasis will be given to contributions made to debt issuance and management at the state level. The Network encourages nominations that recognize specific tangible contributions that have occurred within the past five years.
Nominations include a description of the achievements to be recognized and provide confirmation of its completion while the individual(s) were public sector employees (including employment with issuing entities authorized to sell municipal notes, bonds or other obligations). Members may request a nomination form at NAST@statetreasurers.org.
Past winners are:
2010 Patti Konrad, Maryland State Treasury
2008 Zafar Chaudhry, Delaware State Treasury
2007 Hon. Ed Alter, Utah State Treasurer
2006 Robert L. Watson, Debt Management Specialist, Office of the New York State Comptroller
2005 Hon. Michael A. Ablowich, New Hampshire State Treasurer
2004 Hon. Brian K. Krolicki, Nevada State Treasurer, Nevada
2004 Municipal Advisory Council of Texas
2002 Mary-Margaret Collier, Director of Bond Finance, Office of the Tennessee State Comptroller
2001 Ben Watkins, Director, Florida Division of Bond Finance
2000 Frank Hoadley, Wisconsin Capital Finance Director, Wisconsin Department of Administration
1998 Herb Kruse, Ohio Debt Coordinator
1997 California State Debt Advisory Commission
1996 Charles R. Smith, Director, Debt Management Division, Oregon State Treasury
Distinguished Service Award
Awarded to an individual for continued professionalism, support and commitment to the SDMN and NAST and the states.
1999 Claire Cohen, Fitch Ratings
2013 Mary-Margaret Collier, Office of the Tennessee State Comptroller
State Debt Management Network Award
For Distinguished Leadership as Chair of the State Debt Network
2012 Ellen Evans, Washington State Treasury