2023 Hall of Fame Inductee
Beth Pearce has over 45 years of experience in government finance at both the state and local levels.
As Vermont’s state treasurer from 2011 until her retirement in 2023, she emphasized conservative and affordable debt practices, prudent pension management, transparency in financial reporting, and the responsible use of state reserves.
She was Vermont’s deputy treasurer for seven years and deputy treasurer for cash management in Massachusetts for five. In the local arena she served as deputy comptroller for the Town of Greenburgh, New York, and was the accounting and financial operations manager for the Town of West Hartford, Connecticut. She was also a fiscal officer with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and a project director for the commonwealth’s Executive Office of Human Services.
Pearce was selected as one of ten notable women featured by The Bond Buyer in a special supplement on trailblazing women in public finance.
She has been a champion of efforts to improve government transparency and was honored in 2015 with a NASACT President’s Award for developing the first state disclosure website adhering to the association’s ten “Best Practices for State Governments in Voluntary Interim Financial Reporting.” Receiving numerous other industry awards, including a NASACT Distinguished Service Award in 2022, she has led by example and embodied the highest example of professional excellence.
Throughout her career, Pearce has earned the admiration and respect of her peers, culminating in her service as president of NASACT, NAST and NAUPA. Even after retirement, she continues today leading efforts to provide useful information to investors and users of financial reports through her service as chair of the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council.
Beth Pearce has been an inspiration and a mentor to many and has worked tirelessly during her career to improve government effectiveness and transparency at all levels.