Treasurer Goldberg To Lead Association Throughout 2020
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Treasurer and Receiver General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Deborah B. Goldberg, assumed office as President of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST), the nation’s leading advocate for responsible state treasury programs and related financial practices and policies. Treasurer Goldberg was elected NAST President at the Association’s 2019 Annual Conference. She succeeds Utah State Treasurer David Damschen, who served as NAST President throughout 2019.
Treasurer Goldberg’s extensive leadership and fiscal management experience provide her with a strong foundation to effectively carry out NAST’s top priorities. After being elected Massachusetts State Treasurer in 2014, Treasurer Goldberg was reelected in 2018. She is known for her deep commitment to the advancement of policies that break down barriers and create economic empowerment opportunities for everyone.
“I am honored to serve as President of NAST this year,” said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. “I look forward to leading my bipartisan colleagues in our efforts to enhance economic stability and economic security for all citizens in every one of our states. We will collaborate to promote legislation that supports our initiatives to rebuild infrastructure, increase access to financial literacy programs, enhance returning unclaimed property to its rightful owners, and grow affordable retirement and ABLE savings accounts.”
“Treasurer Goldberg has been an important member of NAST since 2014, and so it is no surprise to see her elected as our President,” said NAST Executive Director Shaun Snyder. “2020 will be an important year for NAST, and Treasurer Goldberg is the right person to lead us in our next phase.”
Throughout her year-long term, NAST President and State Treasurer Goldberg will lead the association’s efforts to provide advocacy and support for sound fiscal policies and programs. NAST’s top legislative priorities include promoting and maintaining tax-exempt municipal bonds, restoring the ability to use tax exempt advance refunding of municipal bonds, financial literacy, 529 college savings plans, ABLE accounts, and unclaimed property.
About National Association of State Treasurers
The National Association of State Treasurers seeks to provide advocacy and support that enables member states to pursue and administer sound financial policies and programs benefiting the citizens of the nation. 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. The private sector is represented through the Corporate Affiliate Program that was established to build professional relationships and foster cooperation between the public and private sectors. The association serves its members through educational conferences and webinars, a variety of working groups, policy advocacy, and publications that provide information about developments in public finance. For more information, visit www.nast.org.