State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding has been elected president of the National Association of State Treasurers.
Spaulding was elected to the position at the annual meeting of the organization this week. The treasurer has held several positions in the group since he began his first term as the state’s highest financial officer. He will take over as the leader on January first.
Spaulding says he believes the treasurers should take a more active role in shaping federal policy, build a more active outreach program and work towards legislation to allow the U.S. Treasury to collaborate with state unclaimed property programs.
The state treasurer is one of several Vermont officials to serve as the head of a national organization. Deb Markowitz is a past president of the National Association of Secretaries of State. And Governor Jim Douglas served as president of both the National Association of Secretaries of State and the National Association of State Treasurers.