Treasurer-elect Clint Zweifel Announces Lead Staff
For Immediate Release
Monday, January 05, 2009
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Treasurer-elect Clint Zweifel today announced his intention to appoint Mark Mathers to the position of Deputy State Treasurer, Angie Heffner Robyn to the position of General Counsel/Director of Policy and Ken Kuster to the temporary position of Special Advisor to the Treasurer.
Mathers will oversee the administrative, banking and investment functions of the office. Robyn will be responsible for legal, legislative and policy issues in the office. Ken Kuster will join the office for a short term to complete a comprehensive review of the treasurer’s office to ensure it is operating efficiently and providing taxpayers the best return on their money.
"I am ready to get to work improving Missouri’s economy and bring accountability to the treasurer’s office," Zweifel said. "Mark, Angie and Ken have the experience and fresh ideas needed to help me increase college savings, promote homeownership and protect taxpayers’ dollars."
Mark Mathers, of Jefferson City, was appointed Director of Investments in the State Treasurer’s Office in February 2004. Mathers is responsible for the investment and strategic management of the state’s $4 billion operating portfolio. He also is responsible for the financial management of MOST, the state’s 529-qualified college savings program. Mathers served as the Chief Investment Officer for the County of San Bernardino, Calif., the 12th most populous county in the nation, for 5½ years. He was responsible for the management of the $2.5 billion County Investment Pool.
Mathers is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in public administration and minor in economics. His postgraduate work includes coursework at California State University, Long Beach and San Bernardino in public administration and economics. He possesses a Certified Cash Management (CCM) credential. Mathers and his wife, Georgia, have two children.
Angie Heffner Robyn, of Jefferson City, is leaving the Public Service Commission where she served as Personal Advisor to Commissioner Robert M. Clayton III and assisted on major energy regulatory cases. She served as Legal Counsel to the late Gov. Mel Carnahan from 1996 to1999 and as Director of Legislative Affairs from 1999 to 2000. In these positions, Robyn handled legal, policy and legislative issues related to state agencies, including Corrections, Public Safety, Revenue and Natural Resources. In 2001, Gov. Roger Wilson appointed her Legal Advisor at the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Division of Workers’ Compensation where she served until 2005.
Robyn is a 1993 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and a 1990 graduate of the University of Kansas. Robyn and her husband, Tim, have four children.
Ken Kuster, of Jefferson City, is the former Director of Audits for the Missouri State Auditor’s Office, where he was responsible for auditing all state departments and agencies, 22 of the state’s circuit courts and 400 municipal courts. Kuster served seven Missouri State Auditors, including four Democrats and three Republicans. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He also served 10 years on the Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission.