For Immediate Release: December 15, 2022
Montpelier, VT – Treasurer-Elect Mike Pieciak announced today that he has selected Gavin Boyles to serve as Deputy State Treasurer beginning in January.
“I am excited to announce that I have selected Gavin as the Deputy Treasurer in my administration. I have known him to be not only a dedicated public servant, but also an indispensable teammate as we worked on critical and fast-paced issues in our time together at the Department of Financial Regulation. I am thrilled that he will be bringing his skillset to the State Treasurer’s Office,” said Pieciak regarding his choice.
“It is such an honor to move into this new role serving Vermonters. Treasurer Pearce and her team have done so much to benefit Vermonters’ financial health and I am thrilled to have the chance to build on that foundation with Mike,” said Boyles.
Mr. Boyles most recently worked as General Counsel for the Department of Financial Regulation overseeing all legal functions at the Department and a team of nine legal professionals. Mr. Boyles has 14 years of government service in Vermont including time as an Assistant Attorney General and as Law Clerk for Chief Justice Paul Reiber at the Vermont Supreme Court. He lives in Montpelier with his wife – a home daycare provider – and two teenage children.
Outgoing Treasurer Beth Pearce also announced Thursday the retirement of longtime state official and Deputy Treasurer, Michael Clasen. Clasen will be retiring at the end of December after 30 years of state service that includes posts as Deputy Treasurer, Deputy Secretary of Administration, Deputy Auditor, and Retirement Division Director.
“From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank Michael for his portfolio of service to the State of Vermont. Over the past three decades he has been a spearhead on so many key operations in our state, notably as part of the Hurricane Irene recovery efforts. As my Deputy for the past six years, I have been able to count on him day in and day out to lead the Treasurer’s Office with integrity. I wish Michael the most happiness in a well-earned retirement,” said Treasurer Pearce.
Treasurer-Elect Pieciak also thanked Clasen for his service: “On the eve of my swearing-in to the role as State Treasurer, I am inspired by the example of steadfast state employees like Deputy Treasurer Michael Clasen. He has had an incredible impact on the state in his various government roles and has been gracious to myself and incoming Deputy Gavin Boyles throughout this transition process. I wish him the best of luck in his next chapter.”