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Meet Zach

Education:

 

BS, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

JD, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

 

Experience:

 

Zach Conine currently serves as Nevada’s 23rd State Treasurer. Elected on November 6th, 2018, Treasurer Conine knows that responsible financial management is the key to ensuring long-term growth for the State.


As Treasurer, he leads a team of more than 45 professionals that are responsible for investing the State’s and many local governments’ money, financing community assets and facilities, processing payments for public agencies and collecting and returning unclaimed property. Additionally,  Treasurer Conine is responsible for the Nevada College Savings Plans and administration of numerous scholarship programs and other services that help Nevadans plan, save, and pay for post-secondary education.

In addition to the daily management of the State Treasurer’s Office,  Treasurer Conine serves as the chair of the State Infrastructure Bank and the Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada.  He is also a member of the State Board of Finance, the Executive Branch Audit Committee, and the Advisory Council on Federal Assistance.  He also serves as the past Chair of the State Debt Management Network, a nationwide professional organization for issuers and managers of state debt and as the head of the Western Region for the National Association of State Treasurers.

In time as Treasurer, the State has received two bond rating increases, the first since 2006; generated the highest investment returns for the State since the recession of 2008; and returned the largest amount of unclaimed property back to Nevadans since the inception of the State’s Unclaimed Property Program.

Prior to public service, Treasurer Conine had a successful career in hospitality and finance, including opening a major casino resort and more than 20 restaurants, starting a successful consulting firm and time with both private equity and public equity investment funds.

Treasurer Conine graduated with a B.A. from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and holds a J.D. from UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law. He and his wife Layke are happily raising their daughter Ruby, twin sons Rutherford and Theodore, and two dogs, Democracy and Liberty.