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August 26, 2009

NORTH DAKOTA STATE TREASURER, KELLY SCHMIDT, NAMES CARLEE MCLEOD AS NEW DEPUTY STATE TREASURER

Bismarck, ND: State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt names Carlee McLeod as the new Deputy State Treasurer in the North Dakota State Treasurer’s Office.

McLeod is an attorney who comes to the office with experience in policy development, legislative and government relations. Prior to becoming Deputy Treasurer, McLeod interned for the North Dakota Legislative Council and Governor John Hoeven, served as Director of Government Affairs for the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce and practiced with a private law firm. McLeod currently teaches business law and ethics for the University of Mary and serves on the legislative committee for the State Bar of North Dakota.

“Carlee brings her expertise in working with legislative and executive affairs combined with the practical private sector sense of accountability,” Schmidt said. “She knows how to bring people to the table and how to get things done.”

As Deputy Treasurer, McLeod will serve as a liaison to other state agencies, local government and the state’s business community. She will oversee special projects and initiatives within the department and assist in policy development, research and education relating to financial literacy and state tax distribution and cash management.

“Carlee’s relationships and experience with legislators, elected officials and people in other State departments will help us to work together toward the betterment of the state. We all play for the same team here, and Carlee is eager to continue to build those relationships to push us to better cooperation and efficiency,” Schmidt said.

The State Treasurer and her staff serve the people of North Dakota by providing sound leadership and prudent investment practices of state dollars. The Treasurer’s office also works in cooperation with the Bank of North Dakota. The Mission of the Office of the State Treasurer is to fulfill its constitutional and statutory responsibilities in order to assure sound financial oversight and absolute safety of all public funds collected, managed, and disbursed.

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