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Contact: Pam duPré
(Carson City, NV; July 21, 2010) – Secretary of State Ross Miller yesterday was sworn in as an officer of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) after being unanimously selected by his peers. He and the other new Executive Board officers were elected at the summer NASS meeting. The Board is responsible for the general management and control of the business and direction of NASS and the expenditure of the Association’s funds. Executive Board members also have certain responsibilities to represent the Association’s generally-held views before the federal government in Washington, DC.
As a result of his Executive Board appointment, Secretary Miller will serve as President of the nation’s oldest national organization of major public officials. He will assume the duties of President in the summer of 2012. Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap will serve as President for the next year. The NASS President presides at the annual meetings, makes committee appointments, has general control over the affairs of the Association with support from the Executive Board, and sets the policy tone for the duration of his or her one-year term.
“I’m highly honored to have been elected to this position by my colleagues,” Secretary Miller said as the summer meeting winds up. “Through its committees, the organization does a
lot of valuable work in promoting and improving the services secretaries of state deliver throughout the country. I appreciate this opportunity to contribute and will work hard to advance the causes of the Association.”
Secretary Miller has served as Co-Chair of the Standing Committees on Securities, Business Services, and Voter Participation.
The organization’s stated goal is to share information about the duties, responsibilities, and methods of operation of secretaries of state across the country for purposes of improving their service to the constituents in their states and to the nation as a whole.
When first elected as Secretary of State in 2006, Ross Miller became the youngest person elected to the office in Nevada. He was also the youngest Secretary of State in the country at that time. More biographical information about Secretary Miller can be found at www.nvsos.gov. More information about NASS can be found at www.nass.org.