Larry Walther


Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders appointed Larry Walther as state treasurer in August 2023 after the unexpected death of his predecessor Mark Lowrey in July. Prior to being appointed treasurer, Walther served as the state’s CFO and secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration from 2015–23. Although Governor Sanders reappointed him to those roles in January 2023, he will now serve as state treasurer until a new person is elected in November 2024 and sworn in two months later.

Although an engineer by training, Walther has held a variety of positions in state and federal government over the past two decades. In 2003, then Governor Mike Huckabee appointed him to direct the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC). Under President George W. Bush, Walther served as director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and under President Barack Obama was appointed as a board member of the Export-Import Bank.

Walther serves on the advisory board of the University of Arkansas Walton School of Business and on the board of trustees of Missouri’s College of the Ozarks, a private Christian college. As recently as 2020, tax filings indicate that he also served as a board member of Christian Competition Inc., a Christian sports organization. 

Walther earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. 



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Arkansas Treasurer of State

State Capitol

500 Woodlane, Suite 220

Little Rock, AR 72201

Office Number: (501) 682-5888

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