State treasurer to speak at Selma Rotary Club

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 20, 2008

Staff report

State Treasurer Kay Ivey will speak at the Selma Rotary Club at noon Monday at the St. James Hotel.

She was first elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 with the largest vote in a contested statewide race.

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Ivey has been recognized by her peers as a national leader in treasury management. She has served as president of the southern region of the National Association of State Treasurers and now serves on the association’s legislative committee and the executive board of its College Savings Plans Network.

A native of Camden and a 1967 graduate of Auburn University, Ivey began her career as a high school teacher before becoming an officer with Merchants National Bank in Mobile. She also served as an assistant hospital administrator and assistant director of the Alabama Development Office, where she authored the Prepared Cities program. Ivey was director of government affairs and communications for the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. She also worked as reading clerk for the Alabama House of Representatives.

Ivey continued her education by completing two banking schools &8212; the Alabama Banking School in Mobile and the School of Bank Marketing at the University of Colorado. In 1989, she completed the Governor’s Center for Public Policy at Duke University and she is a graduate of Leadership Alabama.