NASACT Executive Committee

The Executive Committee governs the overall operations of NASACT. The committee is elected from the membership annually and is comprised of a president, vice president, second vice president, secretary, treasurer, immediate past president, and nine other members including three auditors, three comptrollers and three treasurers.

D. Clark Partridgeis NASACT's president. He has been with the state of Arizona for over 25 years. Mr. Partridge has a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. He is a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager. He is a past president of the National Association of State Comptrollers.
Beth Pearce is NASACT's first vice president. She was appointed Vermont’s state treasurer in January 2011. She has over 30 years of experience in government finance at both the state and local levels. She previously served as Vermont’s deputy treasurer, as deputy treasurer for cash management at the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office, and as deputy comptroller for the town of Greenburgh, New York. She has a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
Elaine M. Howle is NASACT's second vice president. She was appointed as California’s first female state auditor in 2000. Ms. Howle is a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager. Ms. Howle has a bachelor’s degree in sports management from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s of business administration from California State University, Sacramento. She is a past president of the National State Auditors Association.
Richard Eckstrom is NASACT's secretary. He has served as South Carolina's comptroller general since 2002. From 1994 to 1998, he served as the state treasurer. Mr. Eckstrom is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Following graduation, he was commissioned in the Navy and conducted oceanographic research for three years. Upon completion of military service, he earned an M.B.A. and a master of accountancy from the University of South Carolina. He is a past president of the National Association of State Comptrollers.
Manju Ganeriwala is NASACT's treasurer. She was appointed state treasurer of Virginia effective January 1, 2009. Prior to her appointment, she served as deputy secretary of finance in Gov. Timothy Kaine’s cabinet. She holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Bombay and a master’s in business administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Ganeriwala is a past president of the National Association of State Treasurers.
Roger Norman is immediate past president of NASACT. He has served as legislative auditor for the state of Arkansas since 2007 and has been with Legislative Audit for over 40 years. He is a recipient of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Outstanding CPA in Government Award. He is a certified public accountant, a certified fraud examiner, and is certified in financial forensics. He holds a B.A. in accounting from Ouachita Baptist University and a J.D. from University of Arkansas. He is a past president of the National State Auditors Association.
Beth Wood is a certified public accountant and long-time public servant with nearly 25 years of auditing experience. Beth served in the State Auditor’s Office for more than a decade before being elected into this position. Before joining the State Auditor’s Office, she served in the State Treasurer’s Office and in the private sector. She is the first woman elected to the position of state auditor in North Carolina. She is president of the National State Auditors Association.
Daryl Purpera was confirmed to serve as Louisiana's legislative auditor in 2010. He previously served as the first assistant legislative auditor for three years and has 27 years of audit experience. He holds a B.S. in accounting from Louisiana State University and is a certified public accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and served on AICPA's Government Expert Panel from 2009-11. He is president-elect of the National Association of State Auditors.
Suzanne Bump the twenty-fifth auditor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts and the first female to serve in this role in the state’s history, was sworn into office in January 2011. She previously served as secretary of Labor and Workforce Development in the state, and also served for eight years in the MA House of Representatives. In the private sector, she worked as a business advocate, legal counsel, and has sat on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations. She is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University School of Law. She is secretary/treasurer of the National State Auditors Association.
Alan Skelton is the state accounting officer of Georgia. Prior to this, he was a senior manager at Ernst & Young where he focused on data analysis, Sarbanes Oxley, internal control weaknesses, ERP and internal audit. He also worked in the Florida Auditor General's Office for five years. Mr. Skelton earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting and finance from Florida State University and is a certified public accountant. He represents NASACT on the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council. He is president of the National Association of State Comptrollers.
Stacy Neal is director of accounting for the Missouri Office of Administration. She has over 15 years of experience with the state of Missouri. She has extensive experience working with elected officials and members of the general assembly. She graduated magna cum laude from Missouri State University with a B.S. in accounting and is a certified public accountant. She is president-elect of the National Association of State Comptrollers.
Brandon Woolf is state controller of Idaho. He was appointed in 2012 to fill the remainder of the term of his predecessor and subsequently elected to full terms in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. In addition to his role as state controller, he serves on the Idaho Board of Land Commissioners and is secretary of the Idaho Board of Examiners. He is a graduate of Utah State University with a bachelor of arts in political science and earned a master of business administration from Boise State University. He is secretary/treasurer of the National Association of State Comptrollers.
Mike Frerichs was elected as Illinois’ state treasurer in November 2014. He graduated from Yale University and spent two years in Taiwan where he taught English to young students and learned to speak Chinese. He has served as an elected county auditor, elected state senator, and volunteer firefighter. After being in office for less than one year, he was elected by his peers from across the country to join the NASACT Executive Committee.
Seth Magaziner was sworn in as general treasurer of Rhode Island in January 2015. He began his career as an elementary school teacher. After returning to Rhode Island, he worked as a vice president at Trillium Asset Management, a socially responsible investment firm with more than $1 billion of assets under management. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Brown University and a master's degree in business administration from Yale University.

The NASACT Community

NASACT serves as the premier organization working to bring together state auditors, state comptrollers and state treasurers to cooperatively address government financial management issues. NASACT also manages two secretariats - the National State Auditors Association (NSAA) and the National Association of State Comptrollers (NASC). Both NSAA and NASC are included under the umbrella of NASACT’s budget and utilize staff hired by NASACT.