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Beth Pearce wins lifetime achievement award

By: Mia Watson on 3/19/2018

VHFA is delighted to congratulate Beth Pearce, who has been selected by Emerge Vermont to receive the 2018 Governor Madeleine Kunin Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to serving as Vermont State Treasurer, Pearce also has a seat on the VHFA Board of Commissioners.

Emerge Vermont’s mission is to encourage women to run for political office at all levels of government in Vermont. The Governor Madeleine Kunin Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to a Democratic woman living in Vermont with political accomplishments spanning at least 25 years. Award winners are chosen based on their policy work expanding opportunities for Vermonters and serving as a role model for Vermont women and girls.

Pearce has almost 40 years of experience in government finance. She was appointed to her first term as Vermont State Treasurer in 2011 by Governor Shumlin, and has since been reelected three times. She is the current President of the National Association of State Treasurers and also serves as the Secretary of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers. In 2015, Pearce received NASACT's President's Award for national leadership in state government transparency.

"Beth is very deserving of this honor," remarked VHFA's Executive Director Sarah Carpenter. “VHFA has benefited greatly from her financial expertise and leadership.”  

Governor Kunin will present the award to Pearce on March 24th in Burlington at the Annual Celebration of Women in Politics.