, Maryland , United States
|| December 07, 1943
|Contributor||U Ole Polecat|
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Jan 30, 2019 05:44pm
|Info||Nancy K. Kopp is the twenty-third Maryland State Treasurer since the adoption of the Constitution of 185l. In addition to her responsibilities for managing the Office of State Treasurer and its Divisions, as a Constitutional Officer and a representative of the General Assembly, the Treasurer holds positions of leadership on a number of key State finance planning committees. |
Treasurer Kopp chairs both the Capital Debt Affordability Committee and the Commission on State Debt, and is the chief representative of the State in dealing with financial rating agencies and investment banking firms. She also serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension Systems, as Chair of the Maryland College Investment Trust and as a member of the Maryland Supplemental Retirement Board, the Maryland Health and Higher Education Financing Authority, and the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Board. Chief among the Treasurer�s responsibilities is her position on the Board of Public Works with the Governor and the Comptroller of the State. This Board supervises a substantial portion of the fiscal affairs of the State - everything from wetlands licenses to construction projects and other State procurements and contracts.
Treasurer Kopp represented the Bethesda, Maryland area in the Maryland House of Delegates for twenty-seven years prior to her election as Treasurer. As a member of the House of Delegates, Treasurer Kopp chaired the Joint Committee on Spending Affordability, as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development. She also served on the Capital Budget Subcommittee, Subcommittee on Pensions, and Joint Committee on Budget and Audits, and, at various times, as Deputy Majority Leader and Speaker Pro Tem. During her legislative career, Treasurer Kopp was named by her colleagues as the most effective woman legislator and one of the ten most effective members of the House.
Treasurer Kopp has been active in a variety of national, regional and state organizations and boards over the years, primarily focused on education and on budgeting and finance issues. Appointed by President Clinton to the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress (the �Nation�s Report Card�), she was also the Treasurer of the Southern Regional Education Board, and chaired its Commission on Educational Quality. She also served on the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures, and chaired its Assembly on Legislative Issues, and Committees on Federal Budget Issues, State Fiscal Issues, and Capital Budgeting Procedures. Treasurer Kopp also was Vice-Chair of the National Commission on State and Local Budget and Finance Procedures.
A graduate of Wellesley College, Treasurer Kopp holds an MA in Government from the University of Chicago. She has also received Honorary Doctorate degrees from Hood College, the University of Maryland at Baltimore, the University of Maryland University College and Towson University.