GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE
Governor Jim Gibbons has announced the appointment of Robert, “Bob,” Seale and Edward, “Ned”, Martin to the Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada today. Both appointees are masters in the field of finance, strategic planning, accounting and business. Seale is a former State Treasurer, serving from 1991-1999, State Assemblyman, and spent years serving on many boards like the Desert Research Institute developing efforts to establish the Basin Laboratory as a trustee from 1985 to 1995.
“The Nevada College Savings Plans Program will benefit greatly with the addition of these vital professionals,” Governor Gibbons said today. “Both will prove to be valuable resources for the program that helps families prepare our young children to become the future of our great state.”
Seale and Martin are from Southern Nevada. Seale holds an MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is Chairman of the Board of Government Investment Foundation, Inc, a public charitable foundation, which provides educational scholarships to state and local financial officers.
“Having been involved with the College Savings Plan as treasurer, it’s a privilege to be on the board as a member, to continue this important work,” Seale said.
Martin has 20 years of experience as a financial professional and executive. His specialty is in casino hotel operations, business and real-estate development, and is an annual member of the Forbes 400 list.
The Nevada College Savings Plans Program, run by the office of State Treasurer Kate Marshall, continues to provide valuable investment plans for future education needs for Nevada students. During this year’s recent open enrollment period, nearly 500 new Nevada participants opened an account. The Treasurer’s Office also recently announced the Silver State Matching Grant Program, which provides lower- to middle-income Nevada families an enhanced opportunity to save for their children’s education.
The appointments were made August 6, 2010 with the terms ending June 30, 2014.