Catherine Provencher is a certified public accountant who has been employed in New Hampshire State service for the past 24 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Bentley College and a Masters in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
Before being elected State Treasurer, Ms. Provencher was employed by the New Hampshire Office of Legislative Budget since 1985. She served as the Office's Director of Audits from 1997 through 2006.
In her role as legislative auditor she led a team of thirty professionals conducting both financial/compliance and performance audits of New Hampshire State government. In this capacity, Ms. Provencher gained a keen understanding of the inner workings of New Hampshire State government.
During her career she has worked closely with the legislature and all State agencies identifying and reporting financial and programmatic areas needing improvement and effectively communicating recommendations.
In 2006, Ms. Provencher was awarded the prestigious Caroline Gross Fellowship for Persons Active in New Hampshire Public Service. This Fellowship afforded Ms. Provencher the opportunity to attend Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.
Ms. Provencher serves on the Executive Committee in leadership roles of the National Association of State Treasurers as its Eastern Regional Vice President, and Chair of its Banking, Cash Management and Short Term Investment Committee.
She also serves on the Executive Committee of the College Savings Planning Network, an affiliate of the National Association of State Treasurers.
Ms. Provencher is a member in good standing of the American institute of Certified Public Accountants and is actively involved in volunteer work in her hometown of Merrimack, New Hampshire where she lives with her husband and two children.