FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2016
Media Contact: Shelli King
Agriculture, Banking and Commerce: A conversation with David Lillard,
coming to Selmer Friday, June 3rd
Selmer, TN- State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. will be in Selmer next week to participate in an event hosted by the Bank of McNairy County and Senator Dolores Gresham. The event, titled Agriculture, Banking and Commerce: A conversation with David Lillard, Treasurer will be held at the Latta Building in Selmer at 12N on Friday, June 3rd.
“As a native of West Tennessee, I look forward to the opportunity to speak with area businessmen and women about what we are doing in state government to help our citizens achieve the higher per capita income that leads to an improved quality of life,” Treasurer Lillard said.
Joining Treasurer Lillard will be McNairy County native Jai Templeton, the newly appointed Commissioner of Agriculture.
“This is a casual lunch for the business people in our area”, said Senator Gresham. “Treasurer Lillard brings a unique insight into the financial matters of our state, that I know will be appreciated by all who attend.”
The event is free to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. To reply, call the McNairy Count Chamber of Commerce at 731-645-6360 by 12N on June 1st.
About Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr.
David H. Lillard, Jr. has served as Tennessee State Treasurer since January 2009. He brings extensive professional experience in public and private corporate finance transactions, municipal finance, governmental budgeting and related fields to his role as treasurer. Under his leadership, the Tennessee Treasury Department internally manages approximately $50 billion throughout the year, directing multiple state programs with a staff of approximately 260 employees and a department budget of $33 million. His achievements include restructuring the state pension fund to an adjustable hybrid plan, and enacting a requirement that all defined benefit public pension plans offered by public entities must annually fund 100% of the Actuarially Determined Contribution and must adhere to certain recognized standards in plan management. Treasurer Lillard has worked to improve the financial standing of the state and the financial quality of life for Tennessee’s citizens, establishing TNStars® College Savings 529 Program and the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission.