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.
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.
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.
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
Vice President: Cathy Beaudoin
Office of the Maine Secretary of State
Secretary: Maureen Ewing
Office of the Rhode Island Secretary of State
Treasurer: Lori Hamm
Office of the Montana Secretary of State
Eastern Regional Representative: Jamie VanHorn
Office of the Delaware Secretary of State
Southern Regional Representative: Ozie Stallworth
Office of the North Carolina Secretary of State
Mid-Western Regional Representative: Beth Herzog
Office of the North Dakota Secretary of State
Western Regional Representative: Audrey Roos
Office of the Washington Secretary of State
2018/2019 NPA Section Liaison
Secretary of State Al Jaeger was elected North Dakota's fourteenth Secretary of State in 1992 and was reelected in 1996, 2000, 2004 (two-year term), 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.
He serves on the North Dakota Emergency Commission, the Board of the North Dakota State Historical Society, and the North Dakota Board of University and School Lands.
Since becoming Secretary of State on January 1, 1993, Jaeger has been an active participant in the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). He has served ten terms on its Executive Committee. For 2018/2019, he is the Member-at-Large on the Executive Committee and liaison to the Notary Public Administrators' Section of NASS. In July 2018, he was appointed to his 23rd consecutive term as Chairman of the NASS Standing Committee on Awards.