|Name||Denise L. Nappier|
Hartford, Connecticut , United States
|| June 16, 1951
|Last Modifed||Old Dominion Democrat|
Apr 28, 2018 12:43pm
|Info||Denise Lynn Nappier, the 82nd Treasurer of the State of Connecticut and the first woman elected Treasurer in State history, was elected in 1998 and re-elected in 2002. |
Treasurer Nappier�s high standards and financial expertise have brought integrity back to the Treasurer�s office and professionalism to the management of state resources. Her innovative and effective leadership has saved Connecticut taxpayers and businesses millions of dollars, and she is a strong advocate for corporate accountability, financial education and economic opportunity.
Treasurer Nappier has a solid commitment to public service and a proven record as a skilled manager of public funds. A native of Hartford, Denise Nappier served as City Treasurer for nearly ten years, having been elected to five consecutive terms. Through her prudent management and leadership, Hartford�s pension fund was one of the top municipal funds in the State, saving taxpayers money and demonstrating unprecedented fiscal strength.
Connecticut�s State Treasurer has a broad-ranging background in finance, public policy and administration, legislative affairs and urban planning. Before serving as Hartford City Treasurer, she served as Executive Director of Riverfront Recapture, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that successfully spearheaded the redevelopment of Greater Hartford�s riverfront area, as Director of Institutional Relations for the University of Connecticut Health Center, and an analyst in the Hartford City Manager�s office. She was also a consultant in the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management and a U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department Fellow.
Ms. Nappier holds a B.A. from Virginia State University and a master�s degree in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati. She has received the Connecticut Association for Human Services �Public Policy Leadership Award,� recognition as the �Woman of the Year� from Hartford College for Women, and has been inducted in the National Association of Securities Professionals Wall Street Hall of Fame. Under her administration, the Treasurer�s Office has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
When Denise Nappier took office as State Treasurer in January, 1999, she became the first African-American woman elected to serve as a State Treasurer in the United States and the first African-American woman elected to a statewide office in Connecticut.