Parson appoints Southeast Mo. State graduate, board of governors member Vivek Malek as state treasurer

Governor Mike Parson announced his choice for Missouri State Treasurer.
Published: Dec. 20, 2022 at 6:52 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2022 at 6:59 AM CST
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Governor Mike Parson announced his choice for the new state treasurer on Tuesday, December 20.

Vivek Malek. 45, of Wildwood, Mo., will be serving as the new state treasurer.

He is currently serving on the board of governors for Southeast Missouri State University.

According to his profile on Southeast’s website, Malek is an attorney with Law Offices of Vivek Malek.

Southeast Board of Governors member Vivek Malek appointed as State Treasurer

“Vivek’s story is inspiring proof that the American Dream can and will live on for the next generation of Missourians,” Governor Parson said. “President Reagan once said immigrants are one of the greatest sources of American greatness, and both Vivek and I agree. Through our shared values, Vivek helps legal immigrants embrace our nation and achieve their American Dream too. As a Republican, strong capitalist, and conservative Missourian, we know Vivek will be a principled leader who works hard every day to safeguard the people’s money and bring opportunity to Missouri families and their communities.”

Malek will replace state auditor-elect Scott Fitzpatrick.

“It is the honor of my life to be able to serve as the next State Treasurer of the State of Missouri, and I promise to give the job and the people of Missouri my all and best,” State Treasurer Designee Vivek Malek said. “I can attest that the American Dream is alive and well. Anyone who has forgotten need only realize his or her God given potential. Only in this great land of freedom and liberty does it not matter who your parents are or what you ethnicity is in determining your success. I look forward to getting to work and doing my part to help achieve an even better future for all Missourians.”

In January 2020, he was appointed by Governor Parson to the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Governors. He will resign his position on the Board of Governors before being sworn in as state treasurer.

This is Parson’s second appointment to a statewide office in the past month.

Earlier he appointed Andrew Bailey as the state attorney general.

Bailey will take over for Eric Schmitt, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in November.