Virginia Treasurer

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Virginia Treasurer
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $18,549,030
Term limits:  None
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the Governor
Authority:  Virginia Code, Title 2.2, Chapter 18, Section 1
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

Manju Ganeriwala.jpg
Name:  Manju Ganeriwala
Assumed office:  January 1, 2009
Compensation:  $162,214
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The Virginia Treasurer is an appointed position within the Virginia state government. The treasurer serves as the commonwealth's chief financial officer and is responsible for the banking and investments needs of the state government.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Manju Ganeriwala. She was first appointed to the statewide office by former Governor Tim Kaine, effective January 1, 2009. Ganeriwala was reappointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell after he was elected governor in 2010.[2]


The office of treasurer is established in Title 2.2, Chapter 18 of the Code of Virginia:

Title 2.2, Chapter 18, Section 1:

A. There is created a Department of the Treasury ("the Department"), which shall be under the direct control and supervision of the State Treasurer. The State Treasurer shall be appointed by the Governor to serve at his pleasure or until a successor is appointed and qualified.


There are no specific qualifications for this office.


The treasurer is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Governor of Virginia.[3]


In the event of a vacancy in the office, the governor appoints a new officeholder.


The Virginia Treasurer serves as the chief banking officer in the commonwealth. In addition to providing the commonwealth and its agencies with both routine and specialized banking services, they are responsible for:

  • managing Virginia's investment portfolio
  • issuing bonds
  • managing the commonwealth's debt[4]

The specific duties of the office are outlined, in detail, in Title 2.2, Chapter 18 of the Code of Virginia].


Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Virginia Treasury Department's Organizational Chart as of March 28, 2013.
  • Unclaimed property
  • Cash management & investments
  • Financing programs
  • Risk management
  • Operations

State budget

See also: Virginia state budget and finances

The budget for the Department of the Treasury in Fiscal Year 2012 was $18,549,030.[5]


See also: Compensation of state executive officers


In 2014, the treasurer was paid an estimated $162,214, according to the Council of State Governments.[6]


In 2013, the treasurer was paid an estimated $157,249, according to the Council of State Governments.[7]


In 2011, the treasurer was paid an estimated $149,761, according to the Council of State Governments.[8]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information


Commonwealth of Virginia
Department of the Treasury
James Monroe Bldg, 3rd Fl.
101 N. 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

  • Phone: (804) 225-2142
  • Fax: (804) 225-3187

Full list of department contacts

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