September 23, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) recognized two state treasurers and three corporate affiliate partners during its 2016 Annual Conference in Seattle, which took place from September 11-13th at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller, NAST’s 2017 President-Elect, presented the awards and said, “2016 marks NAST’s 40-year anniversary, so I am proud to celebrate this milestone by honoring some of the men and women who helped pave the way for this dynamic organization. NAST has addressed some of the country’s greatest fiscal challenges over the past four-decades, and will continue to do so with the help of these outstanding individuals.”
Washington State Treasurer James L. McIntire received the 2016 Jesse M. Unruh Award, which recognizes an active treasurer’s outstanding service to the association, the profession and his or her state.
Treasurer McIntire is the acting President of NAST, and was elected as Washington’s 22nd State Treasurer in 2008. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Washington, where he founded and directed the Fiscal Policy Center and taught economics for 25-years. He began his public service career working in the U.S. Senate for Hubert Humphrey, and was a five-term State Representative prior to becoming State Treasurer.
Virginia State Treasurer Manju Ganeriwala received the 2016 Harlan Boyles-Edward T. Alter Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes a dedicated public servant whose outstanding career in government has provided a respected voice for NAST at all levels of state government.
Treasurer Ganeriwala is a past-president of NAST and was appointed State Treasurer of Virginia in 2009. Prior to serving as Treasurer, she served as deputy secretary of finance. Her public service career also includes leadership roles with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget. Her experience also includes working in strategic planning and long-range forecasting for the East Ohio Gas Company in Cleveland.
Former Maine State Treasurer David Lemoine received the 2016 Lucille Maurer Award, which recognizes a former treasurer for their outstanding service to association. Treasurer Lemoine served in the Maine State Legislature from 1998 to 2004 before becoming the State’s Treasurer from 2005 to 211. He currently serves as the Managing Director of Xerox finance and Revenue Solutions and is a member of the NAST Corporate Affiliate Advisory Board. He is the NAST Corporate Affiliate representative and serves on the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators Executive Board.
Francie Heller, Managing Partner at Heller Advisory, received the 2016 Corporate Affiliate Award, which recognizes a NAST corporate affiliate’s outstanding service to the organization. Over the past year, Heller has served as NAST’s Corporate Affiliate Board Chair and has advocated for the interests of the association’s Corporate Affiliate Partners. She is a graduate of Boston University and the University of Georgia.
Arthur Marcus received the 2016 NAST Founders Award, which recognizes a NAST founding member for their outstanding contributions to the organization. Marcus has been with NAST throughout the organization’s 40-year history. As an original member—Marcus was influential in securing the financial resources necessary to create the organization, and remains an ardent supporter of NAST.