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
Beth Pearce is NASACT's president. She was appointed Vermont’s state treasurer in January 2011. She has over 40 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 first 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 second vice president. 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 secretary. 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.
   
Dianne Ray is NASACT's treasurer. She was appointed state auditor of Colorado in June 2011. Prior to her appointment, she served as deputy state auditor and also worked in local government for 15 years. She holds a bachelor of science in accounting from Arizona State University and a master of public administration from the University of Colorado. Ms. Ray is a past president of the National State Auditors Association.
   
Roger Norman is NASACT's immediate past president. He has has served as Arkansas legislative auditor since 2007. 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.
   
AUDITOR REPRESENTATIVES
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 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. 
   
Martha Mavredes was appointed the auditor of public accounts of Virginia in 2013 and is the first woman to hold this position. She previously served as deputy auditor of public accounts and as a specialty team leader in the office. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the National State Auditors Association and is an active participant in NSAA's Peer Review Program. She chairs NSAA's Single Audit Committee and is a member of the  U.S. Government Accountability Office's Yellow Book Advisory Council. She is secretary/treasurer of the National State Auditors Association.
   
COMPTROLLER REPRESENTATIVES
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 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 president-elect of the National Association of State Comptrollers.
   
Lynne Bajema has served as Oklahoma's state comptroller since April 2012. Before her appointment, she served as chief financial officer and deputy director of the Oklahoma State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board after working in public accounting and the area of taxation. Ms. Bajema graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma and has been a certified public accountant since 1992. She is secretary/treasurer of the National Association of State Comptrollers.
 
TREASURER REPRESENTATIVES
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.
   
Lynne Riley was appointed Georgia state treasurer in May 2019 after serving as revenue commissioner. She served on the IRS Security Summit and was vice-chair of the Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud ISAC Senior Executive Board. She served in the general assembly and as Fulton County commissioner. Riley is a trustee of the Employees Retirement System and the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia, and holds additional ex-officio roles in Georgia state government. 
   
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.


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.