Staff List

Kirsten Van Ry

Chief of Staff

Kirsten Van Ry serves as the Chief of Staff for the State Treasurer’s Office. Born and raised in Nevada, Kirsten holds degrees in political science and mathematics, and a law degree from William S. Boyd School of Law. Prior to joining the Office, Kirsten served as the Deputy Chief of Staff under former Nevada Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison. Kirsten’s previous positions include experience in legislative and community relations in Las Vegas and Carson City.

 

Vacant

Chief Deputy Treasurer

Erik Jimenez

Chief Policy Deputy

Erik Jimenez currently serves as the Chief Policy Deputy in the State Treasurer’s office. In this role, Erik works on a variety of projects that range from infrastructure financing to increasing financial independence for marginalized communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he also helped administer the largest small business assistance program in Nevada history. Erik has previously represented various gaming, health care, education, energy, and transportation clients in front of the Nevada Legislature, and has also worked to enact numerous disability reforms in Nevada. Erik holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration and Policy from the University of Nevada Reno. Erik also serves on numerous government and non-profit boards, including serving as the Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Nevada Office of Minority Health and Equity, and was appointed by Governor Steve Sisolak to serve on the Nevada Statewide Independent Living Council.

Amber Law

Senior Deputy for Operations

Amber Law is a Certified Public Manager and has served in government finance since 2005. Prior to accepting the Senior Deputy Treasurer position in 2021, Amber was the Deputy Treasurer over Cash Management and Merchant Services. Amber was raised in Nevada and is passionate about serving the great Silver State. She is trained in Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen and enjoys applying these principles to her civil service work. Amber oversees operations for the State Treasurer’s Office to include Human Resources, IT, Budget, and Contract Management.  She also oversees the Cash Management and Merchant Services Division.  

 

Tami Simpson

Deputy Treasurer of Cash Management

Tami Simpson began working in the Treasurer’s Office in October of 2011 in the Cash Management Division. With over 15 years of project management experience, she specializes process improvement and the implementation of best practices, policy & procedures. From 2016 to 2018 Tami helped develop the Merchant Service Program by creating an Education and Outreach Program and a standardized Operating Manual for all participating State agencies. Tami’s duties include managing the Cash Management Division which oversees the State’s banking relationships, the reconciliation of bank transactions with state accounting records, the e-payment merchant services program, and administers the state’s check distribution program.

Jeff Landerfelt

Deputy Treasurer of Debt Management

Jeff accepted the Deputy Treasurer of Debt Management position in February 2021. In this role, he will manage the issuance of State securities, rating agency relations, investor relations, and the administration of the Consolidated Bond Interest and Redemption Fund budgets. The Debt Management Division is responsible for collection and payment of various State obligations, post issuance compliance of State securities with federal and State securities law and reconciliation of the State’s debt portfolio accounting transactions. During fifteen years of State service, Jeff has held various audit, analyst, and management positions with the Gaming Control Board, the Secretary of State’s Office, the Public Utilities Commission, and most recently, as an Audit Manager with the Division of Internal Audits. Previously, Jeff held various operations management and audit positions over twenty years in the ground transportation and heavy-weight air cargo industries. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran and holds undergraduate and graduate business degrees from California State University, Sacramento, and University of Oregon, respectively.

Steven Hale

Deputy Treasurer of Investments  

Steven Hale serves as the agency’s Deputy Treasurer for Investments. He is responsible for management and supervision of the investment activities conducted through and for the Treasurer’s Office, including the state’s $7.5 billion General Portfolio and the $2.1 billion Local Government Investment Pool, among others. He has a broad range of investment management experience in both the private and government sectors, including fixed income research, portfolio management and private investments. Steven received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brandeis University and MBA in Finance from Columbia University.

Dr. Tya Mathis-Coleman

Deputy Treasurer, College Savings

Tya serves as the organization’s Deputy Treasurer of College Savings. In this position her primary focus is on the education initiatives administered by the State Treasurer’s Office. Tya is a passionate servant leader who is committed to public education. Most recently Tya served as the Director of Recruitment for the Clark County School District. Tya is a native of Nevada and a proud product of the Clark County School District and the Nevada System of Higher Education. Tya strongly believes that together we can impact our community one child at a time. As the Deputy Treasurer of College Savings, Tya is responsible for ensuring all College Savings programs are effectively and efficiently managed. The Deputy Treasurer oversees administration, marketing, and execution of all programs, and guides and supports College Savings staff and vendors. Additionally, the Deputy Treasurer develops and maintains various community partnerships that advance College Savings goals.

Danielle Anthony

Deputy Treasurer of Unclaimed Property

Danielle Anthony serves as the Deputy Treasurer over the Unclaimed Property Division, which is responsible for collecting property presumed abandoned from businesses and reuniting the property with its rightful owner.  Danielle has been a resident of Nevada most of her life and has proudly served in the State of Nevada’s employment since 2013.  She has a baccalaureate degree in Accounting from the University of Nevada, Reno and is a Certified Public Manager.  Prior to joining the Treasurer’s Office as an Auditor in 2019, she served as an auditor for the Gaming Control Board.  Danielle serves on several committees of the National Association Unclaimed Property Administrators,including serving as chair of the Audit Committee.