Utah Treasurer David Damschen Appoints Chief Deputy Treasurer

Utah State Treasurer David Damschen announced the appointment of Kirt Slaugh as Chief Deputy Treasurer. 

Slaugh began service on May 18, 2016, and will oversee investments, banking contracts and the office’s Unclaimed Property Division.  

“Kirt has a passion for implementing money-saving efficiencies in treasury and investment operations – which will help our office continue to save taxpayer dollars,” said Treasurer Damschen.  “His prior experience will greatly add to the dynamic of our office and I look forward to working with him to protect the interests of Utah taxpayers.” 

For the past three and a half years, Slaugh was the National Healthcare Treasury Team Leader at KeyBank where he led a team of client advisors and analysts in consulting with hospitals and health clinics on revenue cycle efficiency initiatives.  Prior to joining KeyBank, Slaugh served eleven years in Treasury at Intermountain Healthcare and most recently served as Treasury Operations Manager.  During his tenure, Slaugh lead several value-creating initiatives for Intermountain including healthcare lockbox, ePayables, and consolidating the treasury operations of several affiliated foundations.  He was also responsible for investing $400 million in short-term investments and bond proceeds from Intermountain’s debt financings. 

Slaugh has also been an active member of the Utah Association for Financial Professionals where he has served in several leadership positions including President in 2006.  He has also served as a member of the Utah Money Management Council since 2013 and as the organization’s Chair since 2015. 

“It is a true honor to use my financial experience to serve the people of Utah and build on the tradition of excellence in the Utah State Treasurer’s Office,” said Chief Deputy Slaugh.

Slaugh lives in Stansbury Park with his wife, Tammy, and five boys.  He enjoys taking advantage of Utah’s mountains and wilderness by fishing, mountain biking, and hiking as much as possible.