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.
 

OFFICERS
Mike Frerichs is NASACT's president. He 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. He is also on the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Treasurers.
   
Beth Wood is NASACT's vice president. She is a certified public accountant and long-time public servant with nearly 25 years of auditing experience. She 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 a past president of NSAA.
   
Brandon Woolf is NASACT's second vice president. He was appointed state controller of Idaho in 2012 to fill the remainder of the term of his predecessor and elected to full terms in 2014 and 2018. 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 a past president of NASC.
   
Steve McCoy is NASACT's secretary. He is currently serving as interim state treasurer of Georgia. He has extensive private sector experience in public finance and investments, including managing an SEC registered investment advisory firm and as an investment banker.  McCoy earned a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Georgia and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University.
   
Greg Griffin is NASACT's treasurer. He was appointed state auditor of Georgia in 2012, and he previously served as Georgia's state accounting officer. Griffin has over 30 years of experience in accounting, auditing and financial reporting. Prior to his time in government, he had a 25-year career with AT&T. He is a certified public accountant. Griffin is immediate past president of NSAA.
   
Richard Eckstrom is NASACT's immediate past president. He has served as South Carolina's comptroller general since 2002. From 1994 to 1998, he served as the state treasurer. 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, and he is a certified public accountant. He is a past president of NASC.
   
AUDITOR REPRESENTATIVES
John Geragosian was appointed as one of the two Connecticut state auditors in February of 2011. Prior to his appointment as state auditor, he served in the Connecticut House of Representatives for 16 years. Prior to serving in the legislature, Geragosian served in local government. He was an Alderman in the City of New Britain from 1989 to 1993. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in political science. He is president of NSAA.
   
April Renfro was appointed legislative auditor for the Idaho Division of Audit in 2002 and has over 22 years of experience with the division, rising through the ranks to her current role. She has an M.B.A. and a B.B.A. in accountancy from from Boise State University and is a certified public accountant. Renfro is president-elect of NSAA.
   
Doug Ringler was appointed auditor general of Michigan in June 2019. He has held a variety of positions within state government for over 30 years. He is a certified public accountant, a certified internal auditor, and a graduate of Ferris State University. Ringler is secretary/treasurer of NSAA.
   
COMPTROLLER REPRESENTATIVES
Doug Cotnoir was appointed state controller of Maine in February 2020, and previously served as deputy controller and director of financial reporting and analysis since 2001. He has served the state of Maine for over 30 years in five different agencies under six governors. He is a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor. Cotnoir is president of NASC.
   
Cheryl Grey  serves as the administrator of Montana's State Financial Services Division in the Department of Administration. In her 30-plus years of state service, she has served in a variety of positions including the management of accounting and budgeting functions, ERP systems, and other fiscal and IT-related positions. She is a graduate of Carroll College with an accounting degree and is a CPA. She is president-elect of NASC.
   
Bob Jaros was appointed to the position of state controller of Colorado in May 2013. He held various roles in state government before that, including serving as deputy state controller beginning in 2006. He has also worked in private industry as an auditor, controller, general counsel and CFO. He has a J.D. from the University of Detroit, an M.B.A. from Columbia University, and a B.S. in economics from Rutgers University. He is also a certified public accountant. He is secretary/treasurer of NASC.
 
TREASURER REPRESENTATIVES
Michael Fitzgerald was elected as Iowa’s state treasurer in 1982. Prior to that he worked as a marketing analyst for Massey Ferguson. He is a past president of NASACT and the National Association of State Treasurers and is a past chair of NAST’s College Savings Plan Network and the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators. He currently serves on a number of other boards and committees.
   
David McRae was elected state treasurer of Mississippi in 2020. Prior to serving as state treasurer, he was involved in a family business, serving as managing partner of McRae Investments. He is active in civic and community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Friends of Children’s Hospital, and the American Heart Association. He earned his law degree from Mississippi College and is an active member of the Mississippi Bar Association.
   
Dereck Davis was elected state treasurer of Maryland in 2021. Prior to election, he represented the 25th legislative district of Prince George's County in the Maryland House of Delegates for 27 years. He is active in numerous national, regional and state organizations. He earned both his bachelor's degrees in political science and a master's in public policy from the University of Maryland College Park.
   


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.