The Treasurer's Story
Treasurer Sarah Godlewski is Wisconsin’s thirty-sixth State Treasurer and serves as the state’s chief financial officer. Treasurer Godlewski’s bold vision for the office is to foster financial security and sustainability for all Wisconsinites while protecting our tax dollars -- tackling issues such as retirement and college affordability.
Prior to serving, she was the co-founder of a multimillion dollar socially responsible investment firm called MaSa Partners that invests in early-stage businesses. The Treasurer was also a founding member of WE Capital Fund which empowers female entrepreneurs through financing opportunities. Her work has been nationally recognized for achieving positive impact without sacrificing sound financial returns.
Beyond investing, Treasurer Godlewski worked at the Pentagon for almost a decade where she helped save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and worked to create a performance-based budget for local government. She is a big proponent of financial literacy and supported such initiatives as an adjunct professor. The Treasurer started her financial career supporting micro-lending initiatives in rural India where she saw firsthand how access to capital can positively transform entire communities.
Prior to serving as State Treasurer...
Treasurer Godlewski was the leader of the bipartisan campaign, Save Our Fiscal Watchdog, to protect the State Treasurer’s Office during a 2018 constitutional referendum that sought to abolish it. Wisconsin would have been one of the only states without a financial officer. This unprecedented situation could have lead to disastrous consequences for Wisconsin with the lack of checks and balances on our tax dollars. Wisconsinites voted overwhelmingly in support of the State Treasurer’s Office.
What you might not know...
The Treasurer is a proud fifth-generation Wisconsinite from Eau Claire. She is an avid Green Bay Packers fan and even owns a few shares in the team! The Treasurer is passionate about her philanthropic work including her leadership with a Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on PTSD that addressed the epidemic facing millions of service members, veterans, and their families. She lives with her husband Max and their rescue dog, Tanner. They enjoy hiking, camping, and spending time at their family cabin in Trego, Wisconsin.