Mr. Lillard is the treasurer of the state of Tennessee. He was originally elected in January 2009 and is responsible for the custody and investment of all state funds and for programs and operations of the Tennessee Department of the Treasury. In addition to serving on a variety of Tennessee Boards and Commissions of the state of Tennessee, Mr. Lillard previously served as president of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT) from 2016 to 2017. He also served as president of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). Before being elected treasurer for the state of Tennessee, Mr. Lillard served as a member of Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC law firm from 1990 to 2009.
Mr. Lillard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Memphis, a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Memphis School of Law and a Master of Laws degree in Taxation from the University of Florida.