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Boone County treasurer
In April 2011, Nicole Galloway took office as Boone County treasurer, where she now manages the county’s $55 million investment portfolio. In addition to her daily routine, a favorite recent project was implementing a debt management policy to increase transparency for the process of issuing and managing the county’s debt — a policy that has become a model for other local governments across the state.
Galloway is also a member of Columbia Metro Rotary and a board member for Heart of Missouri United Way, County Employees’ Retirement Fund and the Missouri Technology Corp., a public-private partnership that promotes entrepreneurship and fosters the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies. As a member of the investment committee, she hears proposals from entrepreneurs and helps make strategic investment decisions to grow Missouri businesses.