Arizona Governor Names Former Education Leader New State Treasurer
Gov. Doug Ducey has named former Arizona education leader Eileen Klein the new state treasurer.
Former Treasurer Jeff DeWit was confirmed as NASA's chief financial officer in March. He worked as chief operating officer on President Donald Trump's compaign.
Klein resigned as president of the Arizona Board of Regents in March. She led the agency that oversees the state’s public universities for five years.
Klein told KJZZ’s The Show she felt good about her tenure and was looking forward to making contributions in other places. Now, we know she’ll fill Arizona’s top financial post as treasurer.
NEW: @Eileen_Klein is Arizona's new state Treasurer. She's by far the most qualified person in the state of Arizona for this job, and I know she will do a great job.— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 17, 2018
This isn’t Klein’s first time working in Arizona’s executive branch of government. Eileen Klein was previously former Gov. Jan Brewer’s chief of staff.