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Speaker Topics

The Treasurer’s Core Duties
  • Investing our Money
  • Managing the Banking Network
  • Acting as a Debt Issuing Officer
  • Cash Flows and Reconciling
  • Accounts
Assessing the State’s Finances
  • Our Revenue Portfolio
  • Budgeting Processes and Spending Controls
  • Balance Sheet Management
  • DEFAC Forecasts and Operations
Government Efficiency and Accountability
  • GEARing Continuous Improvement
  • S.M.A.R.T. Strategic Thinking Evaluating Personnel and Performance Planning
  • Means of Benchmarking and Oversight
Improving Healthcare Systems
  • Moving from Sickness to Wellness and Volume to Value
  • Reforming State Employee Healthcare Benefits
  • Findings of the Health Fund Task Force
  • The Role of the State Employee Benefits Committee
Redefining Defined Contributions
  • Creating the Plans Management Board
  • Reforms to State Retirement Plans
  • The Role of Behavioral Finance in Plan Design
  • Fiduciary Duties in Plan Sponsorship
Ancillary Areas of Engagement
  • College and ABLE Savings Plans
  • Preserving Agricultural Lands
  • Fire Company Funding
  • The Board of Pardons

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Date Posted: Saturday, June 6th, 2015

  This past quarter for me was dominated by the conclusion of two processes: a macro-level examination of our State’s revenue system and a micro-level review of my office’s workflow and resource utilization.  If that is not a topic sentence that grabs you, I suspect the rest of this read might require a little exertion […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, March 5th, 2015

  Last week I had the invitation to sit down in studio with a media outfit to interview me on my first 100 days in office.  The segment was less than 20 minutes but the interviewer was sharp and we did cover quite a few topics.  I don’t know that we broke any new ground, […]

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