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Arizona Governor Names Former Education Leader New State Treasurer

Gov. Doug Ducey has named former Arizona education leader Eileen Klein the new state treasurer.

Former Treasurer Jeff DeWit was confirmed as NASA's chief financial officer in March. He worked as chief operating officer on President Donald Trump's compaign.

Klein resigned as president of the Arizona Board of Regents in March. She led the agency that oversees the state’s public universities for five years.

LISTEN: Klein Talks About Her Resignation On KJZZ's The Show

Klein told KJZZ’s The Show she felt good about her tenure and was looking forward to making contributions in other places. Now, we know she’ll fill Arizona’s top financial post as treasurer.

This isn’t Klein’s first time working in Arizona’s executive branch of government. Eileen Klein was previously former Gov. Jan Brewer’s chief of staff.

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Mariana Dale rustles up stories as a senior field correspondent based out of KJZZ’s East Valley Bureau in Tempe. She’s followed a microphone onto cattle ranches, to the Dominican Republic and many places in between. Dale believes in a story’s strength to introduce us to diverse perspectives, inspire curiosity and hold public leaders accountable for their actions. She started at KJZZ on the digital team in 2016 and still spends a lot of time thinking about how to engage with our community online. Dale has learned from stints at Arizona Public Media, The Arizona Daily Star, The Arizona Republic and as an intern at NPR’s Morning Edition in Culver City. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Dale is grateful for the mentoring of the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, the Chips Quinn Scholars program and AIR’s New Voices Scholars. A desert native, she loves spending time outside hiking, tending to her cactus and reading.