Board of Directors

MMTA is led by a volunteer Board of Directors who have a hands-on approach to guiding the organization by leading each of the educational programs as well as each committee. MMTA also has Association Managers who handle the daily administration of the organization. Contact us any time with questions or feedback. 

2022-23 Board of Directors
Front Row: Julie Pray, Vice President; Karen Coffman, Director, Rachel Piner, President; Susan Daugherty, Immediate Past President, Laurie Sheldon, President Elect
Back Row: Anthony Moggio, Secretary; Bret Padgett, Treasurer; Grant Taylor, Director; Desiree Kirkland, Director, Mike Pettigrew, Director; Yvonne Jordan, Associate Director.

Rachel Piner, CPFA, CPFIM, MiCPT - President
Chief Deputy Treasurer, Ingham County

Rachel began her municipal interest as a junior in high school serving as a liaison between the Student Council and the St. Louis City Council. During her senior year of high school, she worked as a co-op student at St. Louis City Hall and continued to work there throughout college. She graduated from Alma College with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in 2006. She was hired as the Clerk/Treasurer for the Village of Webberville and held that position for seven years, then served as the Treasurer for the City of Williamston from 2013-2022. She is currently the Chief Deputy Treasurer for Ingham County.

Rachel has been a member of the MMTA for several years and serves on the Membership and Education Committees. She served as Parliamentarian for the MMTA Board in 2011/2012. Rachel received her MiCPT designation in 2011 and the CPFA in 2015. She is active in the Capital Area Treasurers, having helped create the group in 2009.

She and her husband, Tim, have two young children, Morgan and Jackson. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys chasing after her children, biking and gardening.

"I believe in advancing our members through education and networking. Serving on the MMTA Board is a great way to ensure that our organization continues to grow and strengthen our mission."

Laurie Sheldon, ACPFA, MiCPT - President Elect
Treasurer, City of Kentwood

Laurie was elected City of Kentwood Treasurer in 2013, to a diverse community of 51,000 residents representing over 60 nationalities and 63 languages. Prior to being elected, she served as a City Commissioner for two years and a Planning Commissioner for seven years.

Laurie began her municipal experience at the request of her mentor, Former Mayor Root, to join the Planning Commission. She found a passion for public service and an aspiration to expand her experience in the municipal world; she never envisioned her career path would lead into municipal government.

Prior to serving the City of Kentwood, Laurie was highly active in managing millage proposals and candidate campaigns through her business, Ballot Box Consulting. She successfully chaired three millage proposals for the City Kentwood, worked with the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union teaching running effective millage campaign classes, and ran over 20 candidate and proposal campaigns throughout the past 17 years.

Laurie joined the MMTA immediately after being elected as Treasurer in 2015. In 2016, Laurie was elected to the MMTA Board of Directors and currently serves as the Board Secretary. She has served on the Legislative Committee, Education Committee, Communication Committee, Membership Committee, Fall Conference Committee, Winter Workshop Committee and Professional Development Committee. Laurie currently moderates the monthly Treasurer-to-Treasurer forums. Through the MMTA, she has met amazing colleagues and built great friendships that have enriched her career indefinitely. Laurie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Davenport University. She is a member of APT US&C, MGFOA, Kent County Treasurers Association, Veteran Action Board and Community Rebuilders.

"I enjoy meeting new Treasurers and helping them navigate their way through a new position. I view the MMTA board members as role models to cultivate relationships throughout the state in each of our different municipalities."

Julie Pray, MiCPT - Vice President
Treasurer, City of Davison

Julie was appointed as the Treasurer of the City of Davison in April of 2013. Prior to being appointed, she worked as the Accountant for a nonprofit organization for seven years. Before that Julie worked more than 20 years in several accounting firms doing accounting and taxes for many different types of businesses. Julie has also had her own tax preparation business since 2000.

Julie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting from the University of Michigan-Flint. She received her MiCPT in June of 2016, CPFA in 2018, CPFIM in 2019 and ACPFIM in 2021. Julie became a member of MMTA in 2013 shortly after being appointed treasurer in the City of Davison.

Julie was appointed to the MMTA Board of Directors as the Parliamentarian in 2017 and has served as a Director since 2018. She has served on many different committees with the MMTA and has been the chair of both the Legislative and Membership Committees. Julie is a member of MGFOA and APT US&C. She serves on the Board of Directors for three non-profit senior living communities and is the Treasurer for a local travel baseball team. She is an active member of her local Treasurer’s Association and has served on church board of directors, school booster organizations and school fundraising committees.

"My desire is to continue working on this board to make the MMTA the best educational and networking organization for municipal treasurers. I want all treasurers to have a place to go for great education, have their questions answered and to know MMTA will always support them."

Bret Padgett, MiCPT, ACPFA, ACPFIM -  Treasurer
Treasurer, Charter Township of Comstock 
Bret was first elected Treasurer of Comstock Charter Township in 2012. Prior to being elected, he worked for Lowe’s Home Centers for 14 years, performing various administrative duties such as daily bank deposits, payroll, and scheduling. Bret joined MMTA in 2013, completed Basic Institute in 2015, and earned the MiCPT designation in 2016. Since 2014, he has served on the membership and legislative committees. He says that MMTA helped him hit the ground running in municipal finance and he couldn’t have done it without the help of the networking and training opportunities offered by the association. It’s an honor for him to now serve on the Board and give back to MMTA.

Bret also joined APT US&C in 2013 and has since earned the CPFIM (2014), CPFA (2016), ACPFIM (2019), and ACPFA (2019) designations. He has also re-written the Township’s investment policy and had it certified by APT US&C.

Bret was elected to the Michigan Township’s Association Board of Directors in 2019. He represents District 19, which consists of Allegan, Barry, and Kalamazoo Counties. In addition, he is a 2015 graduate of the Township Governance Academy, a program intended to give local leaders the knowledge and skills needed to make effective decisions for the benefit of their Township.

Elsewhere in the community, Bret sits on the Board of Directors for Public Media Network. Founded in 1983, PMN is a Public, Education, and Government (PEG) media arts organization located in Kalamazoo. Bret earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University in 2002.

When not at work, Bret and his wife Jennifer are very busy transporting their three children to marching band, sports practices, and other activities. He loves to golf and plays in a recreational softball league.

"To continue offering top tier training opportunities and to expand the types and frequency of those opportunities. To support public treasury and to help guide the association into the future."

Anthony Moggio, MiCPT, CPFIM, ACPFIM -  Secretary
Treasurer, City of Rochester
Anthony Moggio is the Finance Director and Treasurer for the City of Rochester and is a Captain on the Rochester Fire Department. Anthony graduated from Oakland Community College with an associate degree in business and received his Bachelor degree in accounting from Oakland University. 
Anthony entered the entrepreneurial world after purchasing his first business at the age of 24 but calls public service his true calling. He’s experienced with budgeting, finances, strategic planning, capital planning, project management and operations. Always up for an adventure, Anthony enjoys spending his free time with his family vacationing up north, snowmobiling, skiing and going to water parks. His inspiration in life is his wife Laura and two children, William and Violet, who grow up all too fast.

"I love being a part of the MMTA in helping to collaborate with the team to set the direction for the organization. I love how both new and experienced professionals react to our messaging and experiences so positively. I want to continue the strong momentum that has been built up."

Susan Daugherty, CPFA, MiCPT - Immediate Past President 
Treasurer, Green Oak Charter Township

Susan was elected Treasurer for Green Oak Charter Township in 2004.  Prior to being elected, she started her own accounting and tax firm in 1991. She was elected and served on the Livingston County Treasurer’s Association Board from 2009 to 2012, serving in all positions including Chair for two years.  She has served on the Whitmore Lake Chamber Board since 2009 and serves on Advantage Livingston Placemaking Committee, regional economic development, communications, technology, personnel, and sewer committees for her township.   She also serves as the utility administrator for the township.

Susan received her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in 1981 from John Carroll University.  Susan joined the MMTA in 2005 and earned her CPFA and MiCPT in 2009, and her CPFIM in 2012.  Susan has served on MMTA’s Legislative, Fall Conference, and Education Committees for several years.  She believes the education and networking opportunities the MMTA provides brings quality service back to the communities we live in.

Susan has been married to Kevin for 35 years and has two sons, one grandchild, and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, bowling with friends, biking and camping.

"Since becoming a Treasurer, I realized how important education is to our job and wanted to be part of this great organization. Everything the MMTA offers makes us all better at doing our job to serve our residents. I simply want to serve on the MMTA Board to be a part of making and keeping the Association great."

Karen Coffman, ACPFA, CPFIM, ACPFIM, MiCPT - Director (Communication)
Treasurer, Jackson County

Karen is currently serving in her third consecutive term as the Treasurer for Jackson County. She previously held the position of Chief Deputy Treasurer and also served within the 12th Judicial District Court. Karen earned her Bachelor of Arts from Central Michigan University and a Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan University. She is a Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer and a Certified Public Funds Administrator. 

Karen is an active member on a number of boards in addition to MMTA, including the Michigan Association of County Treasurers on the Legislative Committee and past board member, South Central Credit Union as Board Chair, and serves as Treasurer for Jackson Breakfast Rotary Club. She was awarded the Wayne State University Finance Officer in 2019 and serves as State Director for the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers, and Finance Officers. Karen has been a member of the Michigan CLASS Board of Trustees since 2017.

"The educational and networking opportunities are just two reasons why I believe in the organization. I would love to see more involvement from county treasurers throughout the state. I look forward to continuing to provide exceptional educational opportunities and the peer-to-peer learning opportunities as these have proved to be very powerful and the most meaningful to the membership." 

Desiree A. Kirkland, MA, CPFIM, MiCPT, Director (Education)
CFO/Treasurer, City of Lansing 

Desiree has a long career in both the public and private financial sectors. She previously served as Grant Accountant, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Contract and Financial Manager, Ingham County Health Department; Business Administrator for Tabernacle of David Church; Internal Auditor, Michigan Supreme Court; Chief Deputy Treasurer, Ingham County; Deputy Treasurer, Wayne County; Assistant Treasurer, Barton Hills Village; Accounting Instructor, Lansing Community.

A life-long Michigander, Desiree earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Ferris State University, Master’s degree in Christian Leadership from Grand Canyon University and she is currently pursuing a MBA from Davenport University. She is a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager and a Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer. A business owner and entrepreneur, she is passionate about encouraging women to fulfill their dreams. This passion led to her development of Women in Action (WIN), a professional Christian women’s organization in 2009. She currently serves on the Michigan Women in Finance board and LMTS Community Outreach Service board. She is actively involved with Michigan Municipal Treasurer’s Association and was actively involved with Lansing Community College Advisory Board of Coalition for College and Career Readiness (C3R), The Davies Project and Tabernacle of David Church Board.

As a wife, mother of four sons, one daughter in-love and granddaughter; her heart (Wren). Desiree is committed to building and strengthening relationships.

"I want to serve on the Board to help improve the treasurer profession by providing educational opportunities to keep us abreast of the ever-changing systems, laws, and processes that impact our treasury offices. In addition, it’s great networking with like-minded individuals."

Michael J. Pettigrew, MiCPT, ACPFA, ACPFIM -  Director (Legislative)
Treasurer, City of Ann Arbor

Mike has served the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan since 2009. His first ten years with the City he was Deputy Treasurer, managing the City's investment portfolio of $250 million and responsible for cash handling operations, risk management, debt management, and insurance programs. In 2020 Mike became the City Treasurer and now also oversees the collection and distribution of all city revenues, such as property taxes, parking citation revenues and special assessments.

Mike is a Past President of the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada (APT US&C) and currently serves as Board Advisor. He is a member of the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association (MMTA) where he serves as Facilitator of the State Institute Training Program and also serves on MMTA’s Legislative, Education and Professional Development Committees. Mike is an instructor for classes on cash handling, internal controls, and ethics.

Mike is a graduate of the University of Michigan, is married and is very proud of his daughter, who attends his alma mater.

"I want to contribute to providing the best educational experiences possible to our members. I also want to work on legislation that benefits our communities and our staff who have to do the work. We need to work on ways to bring new people into our profession. Our roles can be largely invisible at times. It’s important that we advertise the importance of our roles and get a new generation of people interested in working in our profession."

Grant Taylor, CPFA, ACPFIM, MiCPT - Director (Membership)
Deputy Director of Revenue & Treasury, City of Portage

Grant started his municipal career as a township trustee in Oshtemo Township in Kalamazoo County when he was elected in 2014. After serving two years as a trustee, he started at the township as an administrative assistant to the Treasurers’ and Clerk's office. After a year he was promoted to the Deputy Treasurer position and began his first year at Basic Institute. After the township Treasurer retired, Grant was appointed to be the Treasurer by the township board. He then also became a member of APT US&C.

Grant was offered the Deputy Director of Revenue and Treasury position for the City of Portage in 2020, where he currently serves the City’s residents. He completed his Certified Public Finance Administrator (CPFA) from APT US&C and his Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer (MiCPT). He is currently in the process of earning his Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) from GFOA. Grant has served on the MMTA Education Committee and presented on multiple occasions. 

Grant lives on the west side of the state between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo in the Gun Lake area with his wife and two boys.

"I feel a sense of responsibility as someone who benefited from the education process of Basic Institute and now the annual Advanced Institute. I feel it is important to step up and support the organization that helped me so much in my first years as an Admin, then a Deputy Treasurer, then a Treasurer, and now as a Deputy Director."

Yvonne Jordan, CTP, CPFIM, Associate Director
VP Relationship Manager, Government Banking, Flagstar Bank

Yvonne has worked with the public sector since 1998. She joined Flagstar Bank in 2001 serving as the Government Banking Operations Manager. In 2014, she transitioned into a Flagstar Government Banking Relationship Manager position. She has over 30 years of experience in various capacities including bookkeeping, branch banking and mortgage lending.

She is a Certified Treasury Professional with the Association for Financial Professionals and a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager with the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oakland University.

Yvonne’s professional credentials include membership in the Michigan School Business Officials, Michigan Government Finance Officers Association, Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association, and Michigan Association of County Treasurers. She is also a member of various local municipal and school associations.

Yvonne is responsible for delivering investment, banking, and treasury management services to the bank’s public sector clients. Yvonne’s territory includes Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Washtenaw, Monroe, Ingham, Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee counties, Southeast Michigan, as well as California.

Melinda Weaver, MiCPT, Parliamentarian
Chief Deputy Treasurer, Calhoun County

As the Chief Deputy Treasurer at Calhoun County, Melinda leads the staff helping residents with property tax information. Before becoming the Interim Deputy Treasurer, Melinda was the Program and Customer Service Manager helping individuals that were facing property tax foreclosure. Melinda has worked in the non-profit field for over 20 years. She was the first dispatcher for the Senior Transportation of Calhoun County that Life Care Ambulance started. When this program moved to Community Action, she became the manager of all drivers and dispatchers.

Melinda is a member of the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada, Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association, Michigan Government Finance Offers Association, and Michigan Association of County Treasurers. She has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University. She has certifications in both the Public Funds Investment Manager and Advanced Public Funds Investment Manager through the Association of Public Treasurer of the United States and Canada.

Melinda enjoys spending time with family, especially her grandson.

"MMTA offers so many resources and networking opportunities. I have learned so much from this association and appreciate all of the support it gives to local units and counties. I want to share this with future members and facilitate more involvement."

Yvonne Carr, Associate Liaison
Government Senior Relationship Manager, Chase Bank