OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller has been elected chairman of the foundation that supports the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST).
The nomination of Miller was made by Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp and seconded by New Mexico State Treasurer James Lewis. The election was approved by acclamation of the foundation’s board on Monday.
“I appreciate the confidence of my peers and look forward to supporting them in this capacity,” said Miller. “I hope to expand the foundation’s educational opportunities and strengthen our ties with corporate affiliates, who play a critical role in financially supporting the goals of the foundation.”
The non-profit foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and assists state treasurers throughout the nation in protecting and enhancing the financial health of their states.
The NAST Foundation provides training for newly-elected state treasurers, builds partnerships for financial literacy programs, encourages international dialogue with public financial officials, and hosts the National Institute for Public Finance.
Miller was elected in 2012 as a member of the NAST Foundation board of directors and the NAST Executive Committee.
Miller, a Ph.D. economist, was elected Oklahoma State Treasurer in November 2010 following six years of service in the Oklahoma House of Representatives where he served as chairman of the Appropriations and Budget Committee. He continues to serve as an economics professor at Oklahoma Christian University.
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For more information contact:
Tim Allen, Deputy Treasurer for Communications & Program Administration