John Blankley to Serve on State Treasurer’s Ten Member Transition Advisory Committee

State Treasurer-elect Shawn Wooden has named a 10-member transition advisory committee to advise him on personnel, operational and policy decisions.

Among the committee is Greenwich’s John Blankley.

Bkankley qualified as a chartered accountant in the UK with Price Waterhouse, and after immigrating to the US served as CFO of BP North America and as CFO of several international shipping and chemical companies. He served on the RTM in Greenwich, and was on the BET for two terms, with assignments on the audit and investment advisory committees. He is currently Chairman of Flagship Networks, Inc., a private IT consulting company he founded in 2000.

Wooden’s Transition Advisory Committee, which met for the first time Monday, is composed of highly-accomplished and diverse professionals with expertise in finance, investments, law, pensions, human resources, labor and government.

The Treasury staff numbers more than 130, and its major functions include management of more than $60 billion in assets, including the pension funds of more than 190,000 state and municipal employees and teachers.

The Treasurer also oversees the issuance of state debt, the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) and the receipt and oversight of unclaimed assets.

The Chair of Wooden’s transition committee is well-known attorney Dan Papermaster. He is a partner in the Hartford office of Morgan Lewis, an international law firm with 30 offices around the world, and is co-chair of the firm’s finance practice.