October 9, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) congratulated Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner today for receiving the Council for Economic Education’s 2017 William A. Forbes Public Awareness Award. He currently serves as the Chairman of NAST’s Financial Education and Empowerment Committee, and received the award for his work to advance financial literacy initiatives throughout the country.
In a statement, NAST’s President and Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller said, “Throughout his tenure as NAST’s Financial Education and Empowerment Chairman, Treasurer Magaziner has advanced innovative strategies that improve the financial literacy of residents in his home state of Rhode Island and beyond. His leadership during our recent Treasury Management Symposium provided state treasurers, staff, and hundreds of corporate affiliate members with important insights on the latest programs and strategies that effectively improve the financial education of countless communities. On behalf of the entire organization, I congratulate him for receiving this much-deserved award.”
The Council for Economic Education presented Treasurer Magaziner with the award during the 56th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference last week in New York. The award was made possible by the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation. In his lifetime, Calvin K. Kazanjian was an ardent supporter of economic literacy programs. Fittingly, entrepreneur William Forbes, for whom this award is named, helped catapult Mr. Kazanjian’s small confectionary company—Peter Paul Almond Joy—into an industry leader.
For more information on NAST’s Financial Literacy efforts please view our Financial Education and Empowerment committee page.