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Chief Deputy Treasurer Retires after 40 Years of Service

June 21, 2017

State Treasurer Nick Khouri today announced Chief Deputy Treasurer Joseph L. Fielek will be retiring after 40 years of service with the Michigan Department of Treasury, effective later this year.

Fielek has served as the deputy treasurer of Treasury’s Financial and Administrative Services Group since his appointment in September 2013 and became chief deputy treasurer in June 2016. He oversees the Offices of Accounting Services, Collections, Departmental Services, Financial Services and Privacy and Security, as well as acts as a backup to the state treasurer during sickness or absence.

“Joe’s contributions to Treasury are admired and respected,” Khouri said. “I appreciate his willingness and ability to quickly shift priorities when needed. Joe has also been a great mentor and coach to countless employees throughout the years.”

Fielek has held several cash and debt management positions within Treasury, the most recent being the director of the Bureau of State and Authority Finance and also the executive director of the Michigan Finance Authority. Prior to working in the cash and debt management area, he was an internal auditor for the department.

Fielek holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University, has a CPA Certificate of Examination and is a Certified Internal Auditor.

With the upcoming retirement of Fielek, Khouri also announced the selection of Ann Good as the deputy treasurer of the Financial and Administrative Services Group.

“Ann’s experience and knowledge about the department makes her ideal for this position,” Khouri said. “With her leadership, management and technology skills and ability to build relationships, she will comfortably fulfill the duties required for the position.”

Good has been with Treasury since 2002 and most recently served as the director of the Office of Collections, which is responsible for the collection of delinquent taxes and other state agency debts. In that role, she oversaw more than 200 staff members with annual collection revenues exceeding $450 million.  

Good has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Michigan State University.

In addition, Good’s transition has resulted in the following leadership changes within Treasury:

  • Lynn Boyes, who served as the director of the Tax Compliance Bureau, has been named the new director of the Office of Collections.
  • Kathy Debien, who served as field manager of Treasury’s Grand Rapids Office, has been named the new director of the Tax Compliance Bureau, which oversees compliance of state tax laws.

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