Congratulations to Lynne Riley!
“A dedicated public servant throughout her entire career, Lynne was a strong advocate for her constituents in the General Assembly and led the Department of Revenue with integrity and skill. This promotion is well-deserved given her success within the Deal administration and mine. I am excited to appoint her to this position, and I am confident that she will excel in her new role,” said Governor Kemp.
With Riley’s appointment, Steve McCoy will remain in his role as Chief Investment Officer. In the coming days, Governor Kemp is expected to name Riley’s successor at the Department of Revenue.
“Lynne Riley is an excellent choice for State Treasurer, and I look forward to working with her in my capacity as Chief Investment Officer. The State Treasurer’s responsibilities are vast and increasingly complex, and while I have enjoyed serving in a dual capacity in recent years, I believe our state will be better served by having Lynne and I specialize in our respective areas and collaborate to meet the needs of Georgia’s citizens,” said Steve McCoy.
A long-time resident of Johns Creek, Lynne Riley served four years in the General Assembly representing House District 50. While serving as a State Representative, Riley served on a number of key committees including the prestigious Ways and Means committee, as well as Natural Resources and Environment, Retirement, and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Oversight Committee. Riley was the Fulton County House Delegation Chair during the 2013-2014 Legislative Session, and she served as one of Governor Deal’s Floor Leaders in 2014.
In 2015, Governor Deal appointed Riley to serve as State Revenue Commissioner. Riley also served in local government as the District 3 Fulton County Commissioner from July 2004 to December 2010. In service to the citizens of North Fulton, Lynne collaborated with the Fulton Legislative Delegation in the creation of the new cities of Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, and Milton.
“I want to thank Governor Kemp for this opportunity, and I look forward to beginning this new chapter in public service. To ensure that our best and brightest days are always ahead, I will work tirelessly in the Office of the State Treasury to make Georgians proud and keep the Peach State on solid financial ground,” said Lynne Riley.