September 21, 2017
The National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) today announced that it has elected Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce as its 2018 President during the association’s annual conference in Boston. Treasurer Pearce will succeed outgoing President Ken Miller, the State Treasurer of Oklahoma, on January 1, 2018.
“I am honored to lead this national network in its next year of transformation and growth,” said Treasurer Beth Pearce during the NAST Annual Conference. “Our country faces a number of fiscal challenges such as an aging infrastructure, rising levels of student debt, a lack of retirement readiness and financial security. NAST plays a crucial role in addressing these issues by promoting sound fiscal policy and best practice that enhances our lives, so I look forward to working with the association during the year ahead to build on this goal.”
Treasurer Pearce has served as Vermont’s State Treasurer since January 2011. She currently serves as the Senior Vice President of the NAST, and is the Past President of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA). Alongside Treasurer Pearce, the association also appointed Utah State Treasurer David Damschen, as Senior Vice President of NAST and Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, as Secretary-Treasurer of NAST.
“I would like to thank Treasurer Miller for his leadership over the past year, and congratulate him for receiving NAST’s 2017 Jesse M. Unruh Award this week for his truly exceptional service to the association,” Treasurer Pearce added.
Treasurer Goldberg hosted NAST’s annual conference and presented the 2017 Jesse M. Unruh Award to Treasurer Miller on Monday during the association’s opening ceremony. The award is designated to a current state treasurer for their outstanding service to NAST, the profession and their state.
Additionally, Treasurer Miller presented awards to two state treasures and one corporate affiliate member, including: