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By: Magnolia Tribune - December 1, 2006

Mississippi State Treasurer Tate Reeves was named the President of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) today. In March, Reeves was elected Senior Vice President of NAST, which put him in line to become the next President.

Reeves has been actively involved in the Association since his swearing in as Mississippi’s Treasurer in November 2003. Reeves was nominated for the position from a group of his peers representing the Southern State Treasurers. Reeves will be sworn into his position this weekend at the NAST annual conference.

“It is an honor to be elected to the leadership of this prestigious organization by a bipartisan group of my peers,” said Reeves. “NAST plays an important policy-setting role at the state and national levels. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work on issues vital to financial policy in all fifty states while providing a voice for Mississippi at this critical time in our history.”

“This is a great honor for Mississippi and well-deserved recognition for Tate Reeves, who is doing an outstanding job as State Treasurer,” said Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. “Tate played a major role in Mississippi retaining its favorable bond rating in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and I appreciate his many contributions in ensuring that Mississippi remains fiscally strong.”

“Anytime you have one of Mississippi’s statewide elected officials selected for a national leadership role by his or her peers it reflects well on our state,” U.S. Senator Trent Lott said. “All Mississippians should be proud that our State Treasurer, Tate Reeves, has garnered such respect among this bipartisan association of public servants.”

The National Association of State Treasurers, founded in 1976, is an organization of state financial leaders. NAST membership is composed of all state treasurers, or state finance officials with comparable responsibilities, from the United States, its commonwealths, territories, and the District of Columbia. NAST is recognized as a national force whose work has influenced public policy at both the state and federal levels. NAST is instrumental in developing and promoting standards of excellence regarding ethical conduct, policy guidelines and accountability, and model legislation and regulations.

Press Release from Treasurer Tate Reeves

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