Treasurers Seal
TOPEKA, KS 66612-1235
Lynn W. Rogers
PHONE: 785-296-3171
FAX: 785-296-7950

For immediate release:

January 4, 2021

Lynn Rogers takes oath as State Treasurer, announces staff

TOPEKA -- Lynn Rogers took the oath of office today to become the 41st Kansas State Treasurer. Joined by his wife Kris, Rogers held a short, socially distanced ceremony in the rotunda of the Statehouse.

“It is an honor to serve the people of Kansas as their State Treasurer,” Rogers said. “I bring to this position nearly four decades of banking experience, having served in many capacities for a variety of financial institutions during my career. I remain committed to improving the lives of Kansans while practicing fiscal responsibility, increasing government efficiency, and ensuring transparency.”

Rogers also announced that joining him in the Office of the State Treasurer are: Lauren Tice Miller, who will serve as the Assistant State Treasurer; Lucas Peterson, who will serve as Special Assistant to the State Treasurer; and Kyle Freese, who will serve as Communications Coordinator.

“I am excited to have these three joining me,” Rogers said. “They all have the experience and commitment

to serving Kansans that is needed to ensure quality service.”

Tice Miller served for the past eight years as the Communications Director to Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley. Prior to that, she worked for the Kansas Pharmacists Association and the Kansas Society of CPAs. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication Studies as well as a Certificate in Technical Writing, all from Kansas State University.

Peterson currently serves as Special Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor. He has been in this position working for Lynn Rogers for the past two years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kansas State University and is a cancer survivor.

Freese is moving over from Governor Laura Kelly’s office, where he has been working as a Communications Coordinator since 2019. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Kansas.

“No changes will be made at this time to the longstanding professional staff currently serving the Office of State Treasurer,” Rogers said. “These dedicated state employees have devoted years of service to Kansas. Their knowledge and experience help provide continuity in our valuable services for Kansans.”

Additional administrative staff will be announced in the coming weeks.