Ball becomes first Kentuckian to head national treasurer’s organization

by TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball was named the State Financial Officers Foundation’s National Chair at the fall meeting in Kansas City. She is the first Kentuckian to serve in that position.

Prior to being elected, she served as national vice-chair for the organization, where she was a voice for SFOF’s member financial officers and promoted policies giving state leaders greater control over the financial issues that impact their constituents.

Next April, Ball will host the SFOF National Spring Conference in Lexington. For the first time in the organization’s history, treasurers from across the country will meet in Kentucky to discuss the top financial issues facing states across the nation.

“I am honored to be elected by state treasurers and financial officers nationwide to serve as national chair for the State Financial Officers Foundation,” Ball said. “I am excited to lead the efforts of treasurers across the country as we continue crafting fiscally responsible solutions to the financial problems facing our states and country.”

The State Financial Officers Foundation is a non-partisan organization built on promoting good government financial decisions through free market principles. SFOF was founded on the belief that state financial officers should play a greater role in promoting responsible financial public policy.

“Allison Ball is the type of leader our nation needs at the forefront of solving difficult financial problems,” Derek Kreifels, president of SFOF stated. “Treasurer Ball is experienced in tackling tough financial issues head-on and we are looking forward to a continued partnership with her and her team.”

Ball is the 38th state treasurer and the youngest female currently elected to a statewide office in the country.