For a second time, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has been appointed to the executive board of the National Association of Secretaries of State. She will serve as the Southern Region vice president, a position she held in 2015. The post represents the organization’s 14 Southern states and the District of Columbia.
“I am again honored to represent the Southern states on the NASS executive board,” Grimes said. “I enjoy a great relationship with my colleagues in the South and I look forward to working with them to shine a spotlight on the initiatives our states are implementing and the issues that are important to us.”
NASS President Denise Merrill, the secretary of state of Connecticut, installed Grimes after Natalie Tennant resigned the post when her term as West Virginia’s secretary of state ended.
“It has been a pleasure to get to know and work with Secretary Grimes as fellow secretaries of state,” said Merrill. “We are very pleased she has agreed to join the NASS board and help us promote the important work and interests of our members. Secretary Grimes is known as an innovator, a coalition-builder, and a hard worker, and I know she will again be a wonderful representative for all of our Southern state offices.”
As Southern Region vice president, Grimes will represent Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia on the NASS executive board.
Founded in 1904, NASS is the oldest nonpartisan professional organization of public officials in the U.S. Membership is open to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. NASS serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooperation in the development of public policy. The association has key initiatives in the areas of elections and voting, state business services, international relations and state securities regulation, as well as several well-established awards programs.