Vanderbilt Lawyer - Volume 35, Number 2

Jody Wagner, '80, named Virginia Secretary of Finance

Virginia governor-elect Tim Kaine has appointed Jody Wagner, '80, to serve as Secretary of Finance in his cabinet.

Wagner, who currently serves as the treasurer of Virginia, will be the first woman to serve as Virginia's Secretary of Finance. As treasurer, she has been responsible for debt issuance and management, cash management and investments, risk management, unclaimed property, and other banking and administrative functions for the Commonwealth.

"Jody played a key role in righting Virginia's finances and preserving our aaa bond rating during the budget crisis," Kaine said. "With her knowledge, experience, and understanding of Virginia's economy, Virginia will stay on the right fiscal track."

Wagner obtained her undergraduate degree in economics at Northwestern University. She is currently president of the National Association of State Treasurers and chairman of the Treasury Board, and serves on the boards of the Virginia Port Authority, Virginia Housing Development Authority, Virginia Public School Authority, Virginia College Building Authority, Virginia Resources Authority and Virginia Small Business Financing Authority.