Treasurer Beth Pearce, Vermont
2018 NAST President
Beth Pearce was elected to a fourth term in office in November 2016. She served her first term upon appointment to the position of Vermont State Treasurer by Governor Peter Shumlin in January 2011. Previous to assuming the role of State Treasurer, she served for more than seven years as Vermont’s Deputy Treasurer.
Treasurer Pearce has almost 40 years of experience in government finance at both the state and local levels. She continues her advocacy for conservative and affordable debt practices, prudent management of the pension systems, and responsible use of reserves.
Treasurer Pearce serves as the Senior Vice President of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). She also serves as the Secretary of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT). In 2015, she received NASACT’s President’s Award for national leadership in state government transparency. She is the Past President of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) and is one of two state advisors to the Uniform Law Commission on Unclaimed Property. NAUPA recognized her service in 2013 and awarded her the Presidential Distinguished Service Award. NAST also recognized her service in 2013 with the Harlan Boyles-Edward T. Alter Distinguished Service Award.
She was selected as one of ten notable women featured by The Bond Buyer in a special supplement on trailblazing women in public finance.
Prior to joining the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office, Pearce served as Deputy Treasurer for Cash Management at the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office from 1999-2003; Deputy Comptroller for the Town of Greenburgh, New York; and as the Accounting Manager and Financial Operations Manager for the Town of West Hartford, Connecticut. In addition, she has served as a fiscal officer with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and as a project director for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services.
Treasurer Pearce has a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. She has prepared financial reports that have received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association.
She resides in Barre, Vermont.
Immediate Past President: Hon. Ken Miller Kansas
2016 Hon. James McIntire Washington
2015 Hon. David Lillard Tennessee
2014 Hon. Richard Ellis Utah
2013 Hon. Manju Ganeriwala Virginia
2012 Hon. Kate Marshall Nevada
2011 Hon. Kelly L. Schmidt North Dakota
2010 Hon. James B. Lewis New Mexico
2008-09 Hon. Jeb Spaulding Vermont
2007-08 Hon. Lynn Jenkins Kansas
2006-07 Hon. Tate Reeves Mississippi
2005-06 Hon. Randall Edwards Oregon
2005-06 Hon. Jody M. Wagner Virginia
2004-05 Hon. John D. Perdue West Virginia
2003-04 Hon. Tim Berry Indiana
2002-03 Hon. Brian Krolicki Nevada
2001-02 Hon. W. Daniel Ebersole Georgia
2000-01 Hon. James Douglas Vermont
1999-2000 Hon. David Heineman Nebraska
1998-99 Hon. Jim Hill Oregon
1997-98 Hon. Stephen D. Adams Tennessee
1996-97 Hon. Georgie A. Thomas New Hampshire
1995-96 Hon. Michael A. McGrath Minnesota
1994-95 Hon. Robert L. Seale Nevada
1993-94 Hon. Marshall G. Bennett Mississippi
1992-93 Hon. Lucille Maurer Maryland
1991-92 Hon. Mary Ellen Withrow Ohio
1990-91 Hon. Stan Smith Wyoming
1989-90 Hon. Jimmie Lou Fisher, Arkansas
1988-89 Hon. Janet C. Rzewnicki Delaware
1987-88 Hon. Michael L. Fitzgerald Iowa
1986-87 Hon. Edward T. Alter Utah
1985-86 Hon. Bill Cole Mississippi
1984-85 Hon. Henry E. Parker Connecticut
1984 Hon. Larrie Bailey West Virginia
1983-84 Hon. Julian L. Ridlen Indiana
1982-83 Hon. Clay Myers Oregon
1981-82 Hon. Bill Gunter Florida
1980-81 Hon. Anthony J. Solomon Rhode Island
1979-80 Hon. Linn C. Baker Utah
1978-79 Hon. Frank Marsh Nebraska
1977-78 Hon. Harlan Mathews Tennessee
1976-77 Hon. David Volk South Dakota