Treasurer of the State of Iowa

Meet Michael Fitzgerald

Michael L. Fitzgerald was born in Marshalltown, Iowa. His family farmed outside of State Center and later Colo, where he graduated from high school. He attended the University of Iowa and received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Prior to being elected state treasurer in 1982, Michael worked as a marketing analyst for Massey Ferguson Company in Des Moines for eight years.

Treasurer Fitzgerald has become a leader in public service during his tenure as state treasurer. He has served as president of several national organizations. He serves as trustee and custodian of Iowa's three state pension funds. In addition, he invests over three billion dollars of state operating funds. He has returned millions of dollars in lost property through the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. Treasurer Fitzgerald is the administrator of Iowa’s 529 College Savings Programs including College Savings Iowa, with 
over $3 billion invested.


As state treasurer, Fitzgerald is active in national organizations that have an impact on issues in Iowa

Boards and Committees

In addition, Fitzgerald serves on the following boards and committees in Iowa:
Flood Mitigation Board*
Honey Creek Premier Destination Park Authority*
Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation*
Iowa Cultural Trust
Rate Setting Committee*
Southeast Iowa Regional Port Authority
Tobacco Settlement Authority*
 *Denotes Voting Member


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Treasurer of State
Michael L. Fitzgerald
State Treasurer's Office
Capitol Building
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: (515) 281-5368
Fax: (515) 281-7562
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