Jefferson City, MO (March 9, 2010)— Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed Jan Fugit as the new treasurer for Boone County to replace Kay Murray, who is retiring after serving in that position since 1976.
Fugit, a Democrat, has been the financial reporting manager for Boone Hospital Center since 2006 and has worked in the hospital's financial section since 1997. A graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia with a degree in accounting, Fugit worked in accounting positions for the Missouri Department of Higher Education, the Missouri Department of Insurance and the Missouri State Auditor before coming to the hospital.
"Government at every level needs good financial leadership," Gov. Nixon said. "With her strong background at Boone Hospital, I know Jan Fugit will continue the good work done for so many years by Kay Murray. I want to express my appreciation for the many years of service she gave in this position. Kay has held the confidence of the citizens of Boone County for well over 30 years, and I thank her for her service to them."