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Tennessee Treasury Director Named Risk Management All Star

Treasury is proud to announce that Rodney Escobar has been named a 2019 Risk All Star by Risk & Insurance magazine.

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The Tennessee Treasury Department is proud to announce that Rodney Escobar, Director of the Division of Claims and Risk Management, has been named a 2019 Risk All Star by Risk & Insurance magazine for his work in revamping the State’s workers’ compensation program. Of the nine people named on the Risk All Star list, Escobar is the only government employee recognized this year.

Improving the Financial Outlook for Tennessee’s Children

September is College Savings Month, a time to encourage families to save and invest for the future costs of higher education.

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As your State Treasurer, my job is to responsibly manage our state’s financial resources. My personal goal is to lead all Tennesseans toward sound financial management in their own lives. I believe the key to improving the financial outlook of Tennesseans begins with getting our young people on the path to post-secondary education which helps qualify them to enter the 21st-century workplace that Tennessee needs. That path begins with saving.

TNStars Giving Away Three $529 Scholarships for College Savings Month

Tennessee residents age 21 and older can enter the scholarship giveaway online at TNStars.com/scholarship on behalf of a child 15 or under, now through September 30, 2019.

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Governor Lee has issued a proclamation declaring September as College Savings Month in Tennessee. To celebrate, State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. and the TNStars College Savings 529 Program are giving away three $529 scholarships this month.

Treasurer Lillard Appointed to Financial Accounting Foundation Board

Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation.

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Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation.

In the decade he has served as one of Tennessee’s three constitutional officers, Treasurer Lillard has worked to advocate for Tennessee through his financial leadership roles in national organizations. He served as President of the National Executive Committee of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT) in 2016-2017, and was a recipient of the 2012 NASACT President’s Award recognizing outstanding service. In 2015, he served as the President of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). He has represented NAST on the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC).

Tennessee Educators Honored with Financial Literacy Awards

This week the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission honored three Tennessee educators for taking the lead in bringing financial education tools to their students

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This week the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission honored three Tennessee educators for taking the lead in bringing financial education tools to their students. Kara Campbell, Cody Hawks, and Candiace Dandridge were each presented with the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Leadership Award by Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. at an event on Tuesday evening. Chris Holmes, a longtime TNFLC board member, was also honored with the Champion of Financial Literacy Award for his work in driving the success of the Commission’s programs since inception.

Tennessee Department of Treasury Recognizes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

The week is a way to raise awareness of victims’ rights, inspire the community, and address unmet needs.

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The Tennessee Department of Treasury is joining organizations across the country April 7th - 13th in recognizing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The week is a way to raise awareness of victims’ rights, inspire the community, and address unmet needs. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Program, a program of the Tennessee Department of Treasury, works to help innocent victims of violent crimes in Tennessee.

TNStars Awards $10,000 in Scholarships to Tennessee Kids

Ten kids from across the state of Tennessee have been awarded $1,000 scholarships by the TNStars® College Savings 529 Program.

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Ten kids from across the state of Tennessee have been awarded $1,000 scholarships by the TNStars® College Savings 529 Program. TNStars, a program of the Tennessee Department of Treasury, hosted the TNStars Holiday Scholarship Giveaway in December. Tennessee adults could enter the contest on behalf of a child 15 or younger.

Carrie Green Named New Director of Equities for the Tennessee Department of Treasury

Green to oversee a number of equity portfolios with differing objectives and teams to deliver the desired returns for the asset class.

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State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. has named Carrie Green, CFA the new Director of Equity for the Tennessee Department of Treasury. Following an extensive nationwide search, Green was chosen to lead the Equities team of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS), where she will oversee a number of equity portfolios with differing objectives and teams to deliver the desired returns for the asset class.

With Nearly $1 Billion in Unclaimed Property, the Tennessee Department of Treasury will Travel to Reunite Tennesseans with Missing Money at Events across the State

The Tennessee Department of Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division is traveling to events across the state to reunite Tennesseans with missing money.

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The Tennessee Department of Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division is traveling to events across the state to reunite Tennesseans with missing money. The Division returned a record-breaking 48,425 claims last year, returning $32.9 million to those with missing money in Tennessee.

State Pooled Investment Fund Hits Historic $12 Billion Mark

For the first time in history, the State Pooled Investment Fund (SPIF) has surpassed a $12 Billion balance

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State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. announces that for the first time in history, the State Pooled Investment Fund (SPIF) has surpassed a $12 Billion balance. Managed by the Tennessee Department of Treasury, the SPIF is made up of the state’s cash, dedicated reserves and trust funds, and funds from local governments throughout Tennessee who choose to invest with the state.

TNStars Offers $10,000 in Scholarship Opportunities this Holiday Season

In the spirit of the season, the TNStars® College Savings 529 Program is giving a gift of a $1,000 scholarship to ten Tennessee kids.

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In the spirit of the season, the TNStars® College Savings 529 Program is giving a gift of a $1,000 scholarship to ten Tennessee kids. The scholarships will be awarded into a TNStars® account this December, just for entering online.