Treasurer Allison Ball: A Discussion on Public Service and Unsung Heroes
The Economics Society will host Treasurer Allison Ball for a talk Wednesday, February 15 at 6 pm. The talk is titled: A Discussion on Public Service and Unsung Heroes, and will be held in Woodward Hall (Room 307) at the Gatton College of Business and Economics. The event is open to the public and co-partnered with the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise.
Allison Ball is the 38th State Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. A University of Kentucky College of Law graduate, Treasurer Ball practiced bankruptcy law and spent time as an Assistant Floyd County Attorney before serving as State Treasurer. She is currently serving her second term as Kentucky State Treasurer. She is a fierce watchdog for taxpayer dollars and a national leader for financial empowerment. Since taking office, she has returned a record $150 million in unclaimed property and returned more than any State Treasurer in Kentucky history in a single term. She also launched a new transparency website making it easier for Kentuckians to see how the state government is spending money. Her office has also thwarted millions of dollars in fraud attempts on the Commonwealth. Additionally, Treasurer Ball started a savings and investment program for Kentuckians with disabilities called STABLE Kentucky. Treasurer Ball is a national leader in financial empowerment. She advocated for the creation of a financial literacy high school graduation requirement, established the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Coalition and Database, and successfully championed the establishment of the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission.