Beth Pearce was appointed Vermont State Treasurer in January 2011. The appointment, by Governor Peter Shumlin, followed the resignation of Treasurer Jeb Spaulding who was appointed Secretary of Administration. Treasurer Pearce has more than 40 years of experience in government finance at both the state and local levels.
She served as Vermont’s Deputy Treasurer for more than seven years before assuming her current role as Treasurer. As Deputy Treasurer, she was responsible for a full range of operations including retirement administration of the three state-wide systems for State employees, teachers, and municipal employees. She also was responsible for unclaimed property, accounting, budget, debt and capital financing, cash management, investment of short-term funds in State custody, and risk management. Prior to joining the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office, she served as Deputy Treasurer for Cash Management at the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office from 1999-2003; Deputy Comptroller for the Town of Greenburgh, New York; and as the Accounting Manager and Financial Operations Manager for the Town of West Hartford, Connecticut. In addition, she has served as a fiscal officer with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and as a project director for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services. Beth has a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. She has prepared financial reports that have received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. She resides in Barre, Vermont.