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Thought Leader Thursday

Showcasing treasury and public-finance thought leaders

According to NAST’s Strategic Plan, one of the key goals is to develop our members to be the recognized thought leaders relating to state treasuries and public finance issues. To that end, we launched a new edition of our Newsletter highlighting the roles and responsibilities of our members.

Thought Leader Articles 

January 2020

Spreading the word about ABLE
Spreading the word about ABLE
By: Hon. Beth Pearce
January 23, 2020
Since the passage of the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act in 2014, NAST has been at the forefront of both advocacy and education for ABLE accounts. Nationally, over 51,000 individuals with disabilities and their families are utilizing an ABLE account to ensure a better financial future...
Leadership and Learning
Leadership and Learning
By: Hon. Kelly Mitchell
January 16, 2020
To me, this quote sums up the value of our programming within the NAST family. I have found time spent at conferences to be invaluable to my work as the Indiana Treasurer of State. Learning is fundamental to leading, both in our offices and in our states...
Thank You For Your Support
Thank You For Your Support
By: Hon. Deb Goldberg
January 9, 2020
As we enter this new decade there are many uncertainties and challenges, yet many opportunities too. Treasurers are the fiscal stewards of our states and as such are strong advocates for sound financial policies and principles...
Introducing Our New Morning Brief Lineup
Introducing Our New Morning Brief Lineup
By: Shaun Snyder
January 2, 2020
Welcome to 2020 and the first edition of NAST’s newly formatted newsletter. Previously, you received a Daily Brief, along with a variety of other emails informing you about upcoming NAST events.

Submission guidelines

If you are a member of NAST, we invite you to submit an article for publication. We request that the 4-6 paragraph article be written in first person and topical in nature; consider this a Dear Colleague letter.  

We encourage a picture and links for more information.

To submit an article, please contact Kari Arfstrom at

Content suggestions

  • Showcase a programmatic success in your state
  • Share a case study
  • Tell us what makes your office unique
  • Make the case to attend a NAST event
  • Discuss the work of your Committee/Network/Caucus
  • Tell us what you plan to accomplish this year
  • Explain how you benefit from membership in NAST
  • Describe your state/federal legislative successes
  • Make a legislative call to action
  • Request information from members
  • Blog about an annual day/week/month (e.g. April is Financial Literacy Month)