State Treasurer to speak at Chamber of Commerce dinner

By | January 3, 2002 12:00 am

Steve Adams, Treasurer of the State of Tennessee, will be the guest speaker for the annual Chamber of Commerce dinner and installation of officers to be held at 7 p.m., Jan. 17, 2002, at Sparta Civic Center. Adams will be January 1987,
when he was elected State Treasurer by the 95th General Assembly.
According to Chamber of Commerce President Wallace Austin, Adams will give a non-political talk on the financial situation of the State of Tennessee, and how chamber members will be affected in the future. Adams will impart his knowledge discussing Sparta and White County’s role in business and commerce.
Adams, a native of Marshall County, received his BS Degree from Austin Peay State University in 1973, and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1979. His career in public service began in 1973 with the Department of Conservation, and he transferred to the Department of Treasury in 1975. Adams served as Director of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System of the Treasury Department from 1980 until of the state’s budget situation, and other information of interest to the local business community. Everyone is encouraged to attend and learn of the strides the Chamber of Commerce has made during 2001, and hear the plans for 2002.
Adams served as President of the National Association of State Treasurers. NAST membership is composed of all state treasurers, or state finance officials with comparable responsibilities for the purpose of exchanging information and significant developments in state finance. He was the 1999 recipient of the Jesse M. Unruh Award by NAST. This award is presented annually in recognition of the state treasurer who has provided outstanding service to the organization and played an active role and wholeheartedly supported the programs and objectives of NAST. He is the 1998 recipient of the Distinguished State Government Leadership Award presented by the National Association of Governmental Accountants. Adams has also served as President of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT) for 1999.
Adams serves on numerous committees, boards and commissions. Among these are: Tennessee Higher Education Commission, State Building Commission, State School Bond Authority, State Funding Board, Tennessee Housing Development Agency, State Library and Archives Management Board, Tennessee Local Development Authority, Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation and Chairman for the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System Board of Trustees. He also serves as chairman of the Baccalaureate Education System Trust program (BEST), the state’s prepaid tuition program administered by the Treasurer’s office and the BEST College Savings Program.
Adams is married to the former Reta Stockman and they have two children, a son, Brad, and a daughter, Jamie. He is a true Tennessee Titan’s fan and an avid golfer. Steve also enjoys cooking and gardening.
Invitations for the event will be mailed by the Chamber of Commerce, however, Austin invites all chamber members and friends. Austin requests those who receive invitations, to RSVP as soon as possible. The tickets are $15 per person, and payable at the door. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:30 p.m. Reservations must be made by Jan. 11, 2001, and seating is limited. Business attire is requested. For information and to make reservations, contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 836-3552.

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