Treasurer David Damschen, Utah
2019 NAST President
David Damschen was appointed as Utah’s 25th state treasurer by Utah Governor Gary Herbert on December 11, 2015 to complete the final year of his predecessor’s term, and was re-elected on November 8, 2016.
As state treasurer, David is responsible for the state’s banking, cash and debt management, investment of public funds (including the $12 billion Public Treasurers’ Investment Fund), and administration of Utah’s Unclaimed Property Division.
David also serves on seventeen governing boards and commissions, including Utah Retirement Systems, the Utah State Bonding Commission, the School and Institutional Trust Fund, Utah Housing Corporation, Permanent Community Impact Board, Utah Navajo Trust Fund, and the Utah Capital Investment Board.
Prior to becoming state treasurer, David served for seven years as Utah’s chief deputy state treasurer.
Before entering public service, David was Senior Vice President and Director of Treasury Management Services at American West Bank. He spent most of his 20 years in the banking industry in the institutional trust & custody, treasury management, and retail divisions of U.S. Bank.
A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, David holds a degree in finance from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) credential. He was inducted into the University of Washington’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.
He is a past president of the Association for Financial Professionals of Utah, and spends his winter weekends serving as a volunteer member of the Powder Mountain Ski Patrol. David and his wife Jody raised their three children in Layton, Utah.
Immediate Past President: Hon. Beth Pearce Vermont
2017 Hon. Ken Miller Oklahoma
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