Secretary of State
Secretary Grimes Appointed to Executive Board of National Association of Secretaries of State

Press Release Date:  Monday, February 23, 2015  
Contact Information:  Lynn Sowards Zellen
Director of Communications
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
(502) 330-9839

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has been appointed to the executive board of the National Association of Secretaries of State as Southern Region vice president, representing the organization’s 14 Southern states and the District of Columbia.

“I am tremendously honored to represent the Southern Region on the NASS board,” Grimes said. “I look forward to serving and working with the secretaries in the region to highlight the initiatives the Southern states are implementing.”

NASS President Elaine F. Marshall, North Carolina secretary of state, who previously held the vice president post, appointed Grimes.

"We are pleased that Secretary Grimes has accepted the appointment to join the National Association of Secretaries of State Executive Board and help us promote the important issues and policies that are of interest to members," said Marshall. "She has an excellent reputation for building coalitions and working hard to represent the interests of Kentucky, and we know that she will apply the same leadership approach to representing all of our Southern state offices."

As Southern Region vice president, Grimes will represent Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia on the NASS executive board.

Founded in 1904, NASS is the oldest nonpartisan professional organization of public officials in the U.S. Members include the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa and Puerto Rico. NASS serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooperation in the development of public policy. The association has key initiatives in the areas of elections and voting, state business services, digital archiving, international relations and state securities regulation, as well as several well-established awards programs.

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