FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jon Lawniczak, 859-533-2759
National Association of State Treasurers Installs New Officers
Lexington, KY (MMD Newswire) February 3, 2012 -- State Treasurers Kate Marshall (NV), Manju Ganeriwala (VA), and Richard Ellis (UT) have been elected by their peers as the 2012 president, senior vice president and secretary-treasurer, respectively, of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). As officers of the association, Treasurers Marshall, Ganeriwala, and Ellis will preside over national conferences and the NAST National Executive Committee, which is responsible for establishing policy and for setting the agenda at national meetings including the upcoming Legislative Conference.
NAST membership is composed of all state treasurers, or state finance officials with comparable responsibilities, from the United States, its commonwealths, territories, and the District of Columbia. NAST is recognized as a national force whose work has influenced public fiscal policy at both the state and federal levels. NAST is instrumental in developing and promoting standards of excellence regarding ethical conduct, policy guidelines and accountability, and model legislation and regulations. Two networks have been developed through an association with NAST: the College Savings Plans Network (CSPN) and the State Debt Management Network (SDMN). In addition, the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators is an affiliated organization with NAST.
"I am honored and humbled by my election as president by my fellow State Treasurers and will work diligently to ensure my responsibilities to the organization are upheld to the highest degree," Marshall said. "As president, my focus will be on working together with Treasurers Ganeriwala and Ellis to increase NAST's national visibility on fiscal issues relating to the states, to work in a non-partisan manner with our fellow treasurers to produce the best results possible for our constituents, and to develop an efficient and effective business model within the NAST structure."