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State Treasurer Pearce Receives Transparency Award

August 26, 2015

MONTPELIER, VT.—State Treasurer Beth Pearce this week was named a recipient of the President’s Award from the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers, or NASACT, at their annual conference held this year in Chicago.

The President’s Award is given each year to one state auditor, one state comptroller and one state treasurer to recognize exceptional efforts in government financial management and accountability. Pearce was honored with the award to recognize her national leadership in the area of state government transparency. Under her leadership, Vermont was the first state to develop a state disclosure web site adhering to NASACT’s Ten Best Practices for State Governments in Voluntary Financial Reporting.

“Beth’s work to improve disclosure in Vermont serves as a model for other states working to implement the association’s best practices in voluntary financial reporting,” said NASACT President William Holland. “In addition to her leadership in this area, she has been a loyal and steadfast member of NASACT’s Executive Committee.”

The award was presented during a lunch held in conjunction with NASACT’s 100th Anniversary Conference. Also receiving awards were David A. Vaudt, current chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and former Iowa Auditor of State, and Judy Barr Topinka, former state comptroller of Illinois (deceased). Accepting the award on behalf of Topinka was current Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger.

Pearce also was reappointed to the NASACT Executive Committee. She has served on the committee since 2013. NASACT’s mission is to assist state leaders in enhancing and promoting effective and efficient management of government resources.