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.
Debbie Davenport is NASACT’s president. She was appointed auditor general of Arizona in 1999. She has over 29 years of auditing experience. She is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration (accounting). She is a certified public accountant, a certified government financial manager, and a certified fraud examiner. She is a past president of the National State Auditors Association.
|D. Clark Partridge is NASACT’s first vice president. He has been with the state of Arizona for over 23 years. He is a past president of the National Association of State Comptrollers. 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 second 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 secretary. 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 treasurer. 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.|
|David H. Lillard, Jr., is NASACT's immediate past president. He is state treasurer of Tennessee. Mr. Lillard is a graduate tax attorney who received a master of laws in taxation from the University of Florida in 1983. He also holds a juris doctor in law from the University of Memphis. For over 25 years, Mr. Lillard practiced law in the fields of tax, securities, municipal finance and health regulatory law. He is a past president of the National Association of State Treasurers.|
|Stacey Pickering is state auditor of Mississippi, being first elected in 2007. In June 2012, Auditor Pickering was honored with NSAA’s National Excellence in Accountability Award for his work on accountability and oversight related to the Recovery Act. In 2009, and again in 2013, the Department of Defense honored him with a Patriot Award. He is the 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-elect 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 secretary/treasurer of the National Association of State Auditors.|
|Cynthia I. Cloud is the elected state auditor (comptroller function) of Wyoming. She is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association and the Wyoming State Board of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Cloud has over 16 years in public accounting and is a successful business owner. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. She is president of the National Association of State Comptrollers.|
|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-elect of the National Association of State Comptrollers.
|Steve Barnett is the elected state auditor of South Dakota, being first elected in 2010. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota and his M.B.A. from the University of Sioux Falls. He has held positions with the South Dakota Republican Party and Wells Fargo. He also served as a constituent services representative from 2005-2010. He is secretary/treasurer of the National Association of State Comptrollers.|
|Manju Ganeriwala 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.|
|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 has served as state treasurer of Georgia since November 2011. He has extensive private sector experience in public finance and investments, including 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.|