Greg Gaskins, the former chief financial officer for the city of Charlotte, has been named deputy state treasurer for the state and local government finance division.
Gaskins, who was appointed by state Treasurer Janet Cowell and begins work Tuesday, was chief financial officer of Charlotte’s city government from 2002 until he retired in 2014. All told, he worked for Charlotte for nearly three decades following a prior stint at the state treasurer’s office, where he was a legal and policy advisor from 1979 to 1985.
Gaskins succeeds Vance Holloman, who retired from the state treasurer’s office last month to become staff finance director for the town of Apex.
Each of the six divisions in the state Treasurer’s office is headed by a deputy state treasurer.
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As deputy state treasurer for the state and local government finance division, Gaskins will monitor local government accounting practices and oversee issuance and repayment of state and local government debt. His staff also assists local governments in determining the feasibility of projects and their financing.
Gaskins has a bachelor’s and a law degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the University of South Carolina.