Richard Mourdock took office as Indiana’s 53rd State Treasurer in February 2007 and was re-elected to another four year term in November 2010. He brings to the office a 30 year record of executive experience in the Hoosier energy, construction, and environmental industries. Richard serves as Indiana’s Chief Investment Officer, where he seeks to maximize the return on the state’s investment portfolio. He also serves on a total of 13 boards and commissions by virtue of his office. In addition, Richard currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the College Savings Plans Network and the Midwest Regional Vice-President of the National Association of State Treasurers. In his first term, Richard was at the center of the national debate regarding the bailouts of the automobile industry as he pursued a case on behalf of Indiana pensioners to the US Supreme Court. As a result of the case, Richard has been frequently cited for his willingness to stand-up for the rule of law, the US Constitution, and individual property rights. Richard previously served two terms as a Commissioner of Vanderburgh County, where he gained a reputation as a results-oriented leader by setting goals and measuring progress. Richard holds a Master’s Degree in Geology from Ball State University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Defiance College in Ohio.