COMPTROLLER LEMBO’S STATEMENT ON TREASURER NAPPIER’S LEGACY OF SERVICE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017
Contact: Tara Downes
“As our state struggled to emerge from an era of corruption and abuse of public trust, Treasurer Denise L. Nappier made history as the nation’s first African-American woman elected state treasurer and the first woman elected treasurer in Connecticut’s history.
“When the Connecticut people needed her most, Treasurer Nappier began her legacy of service by investigating and putting an end to an era of ethics abuses by her predecessor. She reformed the office by brining responsible financial management that has grown the state’s pension plans and trusts from less than $19 billion to more than $34 billion.
“It has been a great honor to work alongside someone whose service helped inspire my own. As the longest serving Treasurer in modern Connecticut history, Treasurer Nappier’s devotion to her work has sustained throughout her career as she has fought for good corporate governance, accountability and the rights of consumers and workers. I am grateful for our years-long working partnership, particularly on pension reform and a new program to provide retirement security for hundreds of thousands of working people in Connecticut’s private sector who have no access to workplace retirement savings options.
“I am certain that Treasurer Nappier’s work will continue to inspire others to public service in Connecticut and across the nation for generations to come.”