Mike Pieciak was inaugurated as Vermont’s 31st State Treasurer in January 2023. During his term, Mike has focused on economic and financial equity.
Mike successfully championed the passage of “Vermont Saves” - a publicly administered retirement program for the +80,000 Vermonters who currently lack access to a retirement plan through their employer.
Mike also expanded the “10% in Vermont” program and made the development of new housing a top priority. In September 2023, his office announced $55.5 million in low interest housing loans that is expected to leverage an estimated $340 million in additional capital to support the construction of over 1,100 housing units in Vermont.
Mike previously served six years as the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) where he was first appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin in 2016 and reappointed by Governor Phil Scott in 2017. During the pandemic, Mike served on the COVID-19 pandemic response team providing regular data and modeling updates at the Governor’s weekly press conferences.
Mike also served as deputy commissioner of DFR’s Securities Division where he led the division’s investigation into the Jay Peak EB-5 projects.
Prior to his public service, Mike practiced law in New York City and at Downs Rachlin Martin in Burlington in the Business Law Group.
Mike grew up in Brattleboro and graduated cum laude from Union College with a degree in political science. He received his law degree summa cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law where he served as editor-in-chief of the “Miami Law Review.” Mike currently resides in Winooski with his partner Will and English Setter Jetty.