Arizona Governor Names Former Education Leader New State Treasurer

By Mariana Dale
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:36am
Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:10pm

(Photo via the Executive Office of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Twitter)
Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Jim Beene administered the oath of office to Eileen Klein.

Gov. Doug Ducey has named former Arizona education leader Eileen Klein the new state treasurer.

Former Treasurer Jeff DeWit was confirmed as NASA's chief financial officer in March. He worked as chief operating officer on President Donald Trump's compaign.

Klein resigned as president of the Arizona Board of Regents in March. She led the agency that oversees the state’s public universities for five years.

LISTEN: Klein Talks About Her Resignation On KJZZ's The Show

Klein told KJZZ’s The Show she felt good about her tenure and was looking forward to making contributions in other places. Now, we know she’ll fill Arizona’s top financial post as treasurer.

This isn’t Klein’s first time working in Arizona’s executive branch of government. Eileen Klein was previously former Gov. Jan Brewer’s chief of staff.

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