Global Conference 2010
Treasurer, State of Michigan
Robert Kleine is Treasurer of the State of Michigan, a position he has held since 2006. As treasurer, Kleine oversees the collection, investment and disbursement of all state monies. He also administers major tax laws, safeguards the credit of the state and distributes revenue-sharing monies to local units of government. He most recently worked as a private economic consultant. He also served as vice president and senior economist at Public Sector Consultants for 15 years and as director of the Michigan Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis for 10 years. Kleine was also a senior fellow at the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations and an adjunct professor of public finance at Michigan State University. A graduate of Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), Kleine received a master's degree from Michigan State University.