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
Elaine M. Howle is NASACT's 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 first 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 second vice president. 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 secretary. 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.
   
David Von Moll is NASACT's treasurer. He was appointed state comptroller of Virginia in November 2001. Mr. Von Moll holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Old Dominion University and a master’s degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a certified public accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a certified government financial manager. He is a past president of the National Association of State Comptrollers.
   
Beth Pearce is NASACT's immediate past 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.
   
AUDITOR REPRESENTATIVES
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 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 president-elect of the National State Auditors Association.
   
Greg Griffin was appointed state auditor of Georgia in 2012. 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 secretary/treasurer of the National State Auditors Association.
   
COMPTROLLER REPRESENTATIVES
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 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 vice president-elect of the National Association of State Comptrollers.
   
Dough Cotnoir was appointed state controller of Maine in February 2014, 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 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.
   
Steve McCoy is currently serving as interim state treasurer. He has extensive private sector experience in public finance and investments, including managing an SEC registered investment advisory firm and as an investment banker. Mr. McCoy earned a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Georgia and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University. 
   
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.