Louisiana Treasurer John M. Schroder Elected Chair of National Financial Organization

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Published August 06, 2022

Louisiana Treasurer John M. Schroder Elected Chair of National Financial Organization

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – On August 5, 2022, the Louisiana Department of Treasury announced that Louisiana Treasurer John M. Schroder has been elected national chair of the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) for the 2022‐23 term.

“SFOF is a true champion of fiscally responsible public policy, something that speaks to me as a small business operator,” Schroder said. “I am anxious to shine a spotlight on Louisiana Treasury’s best financial practices as I work with my SFOF colleagues to promote responsible fiscal policy‐making around the country.”

As chair, he would lead a coalition of 23 state financial officers representing roughly $3 trillion in cash management programs.

“Treasurer Schroder is exactly the type of leader SFOF needs at the forefront of solving difficult financial problems – someone who isn’t afraid to speak up and be heard loud and clear,” said Derek Kreifels, SFOF chief executive officer.

Schroder was the organization’s national policy chair before being elected national chair. As national policy chair, he spoke for SFOF’s member financial officers and advocated for policies that provide state leaders more control over the financial issues that affect their constituents.

“Treasurer Schroder’s election comes at a pivotal time when state financial officers nationally are playing a much greater role in promoting fiscally responsible public policy and protecting their states against a progressive agenda that serves no benefit to a large majority of Americans,” Kreifels added.

Schroder was elected Louisiana State Treasurer in 2017 and again in 2019 after serving in the state legislature for nine and a half years. He was a special agent in the United States Army and a former narcotics detective. He has spent the last 30 years working alongside his wife, Ellie, in a variety of industries, most notably real estate, homebuilding, and development.

SFOF is a nonpartisan group dedicated to promoting sound fiscal policies in government through free market principles. The association was created in Kansas on the notion that state financial officers should play a larger role in supporting good financial public policy.