Utah State Treasurer David Damschen was elected by his fellow state treasurers to serve as the 2019 president of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). NAST is a bipartisan association comprised of state treasurers and state finance officials with comparable responsibilities.
“I am honored to lead this national bipartisan association that has for more than four decades addressed some of the country’s toughest fiscal challenges,” Treasurer Damschen said. “NAST provides a wealth of knowledge and resources to treasurers across the country, as we work to improve the nation’s aging infrastructure, strengthen public pension systems, prudently invest public funds, effectively manage public debt, address issues of cybersecurity, help our citizens achieve financial security, reunite unclaimed properties with rightful owners and so much more.”
NAST 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.
Treasurer Damschen served as the 2017 chairman of the NAST Legislative Committee and the 2018 NAST senior vice president alongside the current NAST president, Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce.
“It has been my distinct honor to work closely with Treasurer Pearce this year. I am grateful for her leadership, vision and tireless service that have taken NAST to the next level,” Treasurer Damschen said.