About the Treasurer
State Treasurer Walker Stapleton's roots run deep in Colorado, his family has been actively involved in Colorado since the early 1900’s. As Colorado State Treasurer, Walker continues this proud family tradition of community leadership.
Until being sworn in as Colorado’s 43rd State Treasurer on January 11, 2011, Treasurer Stapleton served as CEO and CFO of various private and publicly traded companies. His extensive private sector background in finance has uniquely prepared him for the job of State Treasurer.
The duties of the Colorado State Treasurer’s office include, investing Colorado’s tax dollars, overseeing the unclaimed property division, which distributes property back to its lawful owners, and serving on the board of our Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA).
Walker envisions a more fiscally responsible and effective state government. His priorities as Colorado’s Treasurer are to safely and prudently invest Colorado’s tax dollars, reform Colorado’s PERA, and bring a higher level of accountability and transparency to government.
Walker, his wife Jenna, son Craig and daughters Colette and Olivia, live in Arapahoe County. Jenna has a master's degree in social work from the University of Denver and works as the Executive Director of a small foundation and is pursuing her license in Clinical Social Work She serves on the Board of My School Preschool and is involved in various charities such as the Children's Museum of Denver, The Denver Botanic Gardens and YouthBiz. Treasurer Stapleton's community service includes serving on the Leadership Council of J.K. Mullen High School, and he and his wife are directors of Denver’s chapter of Social Venture Partners.
Walker graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts, and he holds a graduate degree in business economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.