About NPA
The Notary Public Administrators Section was founded in 1998, based on the simple wish to formalize and grow the professional support and collegiality that was then flourishing among state notary public administrators.
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The NPA Section enjoys a diverse membership that includes not only notary public administrators, but commissioning authorities, professional notary associations and other governmental and private industry entities with an interest in the office of notary public.
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Some of the Notary Public Administrators Section's objectives, then and now, include
•  Gathering, exchanging and disseminating facts, information, and ideas relating to notaries public, the administration of commissioning/licensing programs, the regulation of notaries public, and authentication programs.
•  Increasing knowledge of notary law among NPA members and within the general public.
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Meetings of the NPA Section are held once each calendar year in conjunction with the NASS annual summer conference.
President: Mike Smith
Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority
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Vice President: Cathy Beaudoin
Office of the Maine Secretary of State
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Secretary: Maureen Ewing
Office of the Rhode Island Secretary of State
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Treasurer: Lori Hamm
Office of the Montana Secretary of State
Eastern Regional Representative: Mickie Troubetaris
Office of the Delaware Secretary of State 
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Southern Regional Representative: Ozie Stallworth
Office of the North Carolina Secretary of State
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Mid-Western Regional Representative: Beth Herzog
Office of the North Dakota Secretary of State
Email: bherzog@nd.gov
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Western Regional Representative: Audrey Roos
Office of the Washington Secretary of State

2020 NPA Section Liaison

2020 NPA Board Members
Connie Lawson is Indiana's 61st Secretary of State. As Indiana's Chief Elections Officer, she is focused on ensuring the integrity and security for our state's elections.
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She is committed to putting financial criminals behind bars, and believes that stronger financial literacy is the best way to protect Hoosiers from falling prey to scams. Hoosier's financial education is often overlooked, but Secretary Lawson is working to end this cycle by covering the taboo topic of money and providing free financial courses in high schools statewide.
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She's also modernized the way the state does business by creating INBiz, a nationally recognized one-stop business portal that serves as businesses' single point of contact for registration, filing, reporting and making payments across state agencies.
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Secretary Lawson serves as Past President of the National Association of Secretaries of State, an honorary governor of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, and the honorary chairwoman of the Lupus Foundation of Indiana.
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Prior to serving as Secretary of State, Lawson served in the Indiana Senate for sixteen years. Respected across the aisle, she made history in 2006 when she was the first woman to serve as Majority Floor Leader in the Indiana Senate. Before joining the Indiana Senate, Lawson served as Clerk of the Hendricks County Circuit Court for eight years.
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In addition to her public work, she and her husband Jack own Lawson & Company, an auctioneer and real estate company.