Beth Pearce

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Elizabeth A. "Beth" Pearce is a Vermont government official who currently serves as Vermont State Treasurer.


Beth Pearce resides in Barre. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire.[1]

She was appointed Vermont State Treasurer by Governor Peter Shumlin in January, 2011. Pearce succeeded Jeb Spaulding, who was appointed Secretary of Administration.[2][3][4][5]

Beginning in 2003, Pearce served as Vermont's Deputy Treasurer.[6][7]

Prior to her appointment as Deputy Treasurer, Pearce served as Deputy Treasurer for Cash Management in the office of Massachusetts State Treasurer (1999–2003); Deputy Comptroller for the Town of Greenburgh, New York; and as the Accounting Manager and Financial Operations Manager for the Town of West Hartford, Connecticut.[8]

Pearce also served as a fiscal officer with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and as a project director for the Massachusetts Office of Human Services.[9]


  1. ^ Biography, Beth Pearce, Vermont Executive Branch Biographies, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 2009, page 345
  2. ^ Press release, Governor-Elect Shumlin Appoints Beth Pearce as Vermont’s Next State Treasurer, by Shumlin for Governor Campaign, December 20, 2010, accessed November 27, 2011
  3. ^ News article, Shumlin Names Beth Pearce To Lead Treasurer's Office, by John Dillon, Vermont Public Radio, December 21, 2010
  4. ^ Beth Pearce Biography, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 2007, page 366
  5. ^ Beth Pearce Biography, The National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers: History and Structure, Leadership and Committee Opportunities, Major Service Offerings and Strategic Plan, published by the association, 2011, page 3
  6. ^ Speaker's Biography, Beth Pearce, Vermont League of Cities and Towns Governmental Accounting and Auditing Symposium Tuesday, June 22, 2010, accessed November 27, 2010
  7. ^ Treasurer Beth Pearce Fell Into the Job — Can She Win an Election to Keep It?
  8. ^ Beth Pearce Biography, printed in Biographical Sketches of Federal and State Officers and Members of the General Assembly of 2011-2012, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 2011, page 6
  9. ^ Meet the Treasurer page, Vermont State Treasurer's web site, accessed November 27, 2011