Daniel Elliott was elected as the 56th Indiana State Treasurer on November 8th, 2022. In this role, Treasurer Elliott serves as the Chair of the Indiana Bond Bank, the Statewide E-911 Board, the Indiana Education Savings Authority, the ABLE Authority, and the Sole Trustee of the State Police Pension Trust, among several other positions. As the state’s chief investment officer, he oversees the management of over $13 billion on a daily basis.
Prior to becoming Treasurer, Daniel Elliott worked his entire 25-year professional career in information technology. First as a software engineer then as a software architect. An entrepreneur at heart, Treasurer Elliott started his own software consulting company focusing on software application development and cybersecurity. Treasurer Elliott has also served in local government as a member of the Morgan County Council County and President of the Morgan County Redevelopment Commission. This experience gives Treasurer Elliott unique insight into the challenges local government officials face on a daily basis.
Daniel Elliott grew up in the unincorporated town of Nebraska, in rural Jennings County. Now, he lives on a small farm in rural Morgan County with his wife Laura, and their four children. He is a proud school choice dad and an advocate for traditional Hoosier values. Treasurer Elliott graduated from Utah Valley University and is the first Latter-Day Saint to be elected to statewide office in the State of Indiana.
Treasurer Elliott loves to spend time with his family and outdoors. One of his passions is training his own horses and he and his children can often be found outside riding their horses on a beautiful Indiana afternoon.
Roles & Responsibilities
The Office of the Indiana State Treasurer is one of five constitutional offices and has broad responsibilities and authority in the areas of investment and finance. Daniel Elliott serves as the 56th Treasurer of State, the fifth highest-ranking statewide government official. The Treasurer is elected statewide every four years. In addition to being the State’s chief investment officer and banker, the Treasurer serves as chairperson or a member of numerous State boards, commissions and authorities.
Below are some of the Treasurer’s key responsibilities:
- The Treasurer serves as the sole Trustee of the Indiana State Police Pension Trust, which provides pension, death, survivor, and other benefits to present and former employees of the state police department and their beneficiaries.
- As chair of the Indiana Education Savings Authority, the Treasurer plays a key role in encouraging attendance to higher education institutions, providing families with additional means of striving for education through the education savings program, and promoting the economic development of the state by creating opportunities for a more highly educated workforce.
- The Office of the Treasurer manages TrustINdiana, the local government investment pool created to provide all Indiana local units of government the opportunity to invest in a common pool of investment assets that preserves the principal of the public funds, remains highly liquid, and maximizes the return on investment.
- The Treasurer serves as chair of the Indiana Bond Bank, which has the mission to assist local government in obtaining low-cost financing for important public work, including school facilities and leasing essential equipment items.
- The Treasurer plays a significant part in public safety as the chair of the Statewide 9-1-1 Board. The Board is responsible for collecting surcharges from all communication service providers and distributing the funding to local units of government.
We uphold fiduciary responsibilities while investing and safeguarding public funds, overseeing the management of the state’s financial assets, and providing accurate and timely funding to state and local stakeholders.
As stewards for the State of Indiana, we will serve Hoosiers with honesty, integrity, transparency, and dedication. We will do all we can to protect and strengthen Indiana’s fiscal present and future, while learning from the past. With steadfast determination, we will deepen relationships, stay open to possibilities, and listen well to the people we are privileged to serve.
Boards & Commissions
Indiana Bond Bank
Indiana Statewide 911 Board
Indiana Education Savings Authority
Indiana Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Authority
Indiana Board for Depositories
Indiana Finance Authority
Indiana State Police Pension Trust Advisory Board
Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority
Indiana Deferred Compensation Committee
Indiana State Board of Finance
Indiana Grain Indemnity Corporation
Underground Storage Tank Financial Assurance Board
Next Level Indiana Trust Fund
Enterprise Resource Planning Governance Committee
Indiana Public Retirement System
Indiana Community Business Credit Corporation