Nevada's College Savings Plans Board Members

Pursuant to NRS 353B.005, and AB475 the Board of Trustees consists of six members: the State Treasurer, an ex-officio nonvoting member who may name a designee to serve on the Board on his behalf; the Director of the Office of Finance (formally known as the Department of Administration), or designee; the Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, or a designee; and three members appointed by the Governor.  The State Treasurer or his designee shall serve as the nonvoting member of the Board.

Bob Seale
Board Chair

Robert L Seale is currently a partner with the firm Seale & Beers, Certified Public Accountants in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He was appointed to the Board by Governor Sandoval in August 2010. Bob was reappointed in August 2014. Mr. Seale served two terms as Nevada State Treasurer, being elected in 1990 and reelected in 1994.  During his second term in office, he was responsible for creating the Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program.  Prior to running for election, Mr. Seale was a managing partner in a CPA firm in Reno, ran his own private CPA practice in Tahoe City, California and served in other financial officer and accounting positions in California and Nevada.  He graduated from California State Polytechnic University and received his MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno.  Mr. Seale currently resides in Las Vegas. 

Jeff Haag
Board Vice-Chair

Jeff Haag was appointed by Governor Sandoval in August 2017. Jeff is responsible for the management and oversight of the State’s Purchasing Division. Prior to joining the State, Jeff spent over 17 years with Southwest Airlines in a variety of positions. He has an extensive background in marketing and communications with Southwest Airlines and serves on the Board as the marketing expert.

Susan Brown
Board Member

Susan Brown was appointed by Governor’s Office of Finance Director James Wells in December of 2017. She is responsible for collaborating with executive branch agencies to produce the Governor's Executive budget as well as working in partnership with senior state leaders on budget guidelines based on the Governor's priorities.

Ned Martin
Board Member

Edward W. Martin III was appointed by Governor Sandoval in August 2010 to a four-year term on the Board.  Ned was reappointed in August 2014. He has 20 years of professional experience in finance, strategic planning, casino hotel operations, business development, and real estate development.  He currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Director of American Casino & Entertainment Properties in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Nevada, the Nevada affiliate of Western Alliance Bank corporation.  Mr. Martin has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and attended the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.  Mr. Martin and his wife have two children and reside in Las Vegas. 

Stephanie Shepherd
Board Member

Stephanie joined NSHE in November 2017 as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Finance for NSHE. She will oversee the Banking and Investments for the System Administration office as well as performing accounting duties for the System. Prior to joining, NSHE, Stephanie had been the Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for the McClatchy Company (digital media company with over 30 media outlets across the United States headquartered in Sacramento) since December 2015. As the Corporate Controller, she directly oversaw the SEC filings, Internal Controls, and all aspects of technical accounting issues and accounting operations of the Company.

Prior to McClatchy, Stephanie worked for Cisco, based in San Jose, CA, starting in April 2005. During her tenure there, she held numerous technical accounting positions including Revenue, General Policy, and Technical and Treasury and Investment Accounting. Her last position at Cisco was leading the Revenue Controls Team and also leading Cisco’s adoption of ASC 606 (new revenue recognition rules). Stephanie started her accounting career with Ernst and Young in San Jose, CA working primarily with clients in the technology industry.

Stephanie received both her Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting) and her Masters of Public Accountancy from Montana State University Bozeman.

Grant Hewitt
Ex-Officio Board Member, Treasurer's Designee

Grant Hewitt was named Chief of Staff for the Nevada State Treasurer’s office in January 2015. As Chief of Staff, Grant serves as the office’s liaison with other government officials and dignitaries, oversees all internal and external communication, as well as the coordination of special projects, and supervises the office’s personnel. Prior to joining the Treasurer’s office, Grant served as President of Red Point Strategies; a Southern Nevada based consulting firm specializing in strategic counsel to 501c3 and 501c4 organizations. Grant holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Texas Christian University.