Robert Sprague currently serves as Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State. Prior to becoming Treasurer, he served the 83rd District as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 2011 through 2018.
In his current role, he oversees the state’s investment and debt portfolios, domestic & international custody portfolios, and annual cash movements and deposits.
Treasurer Sprague remains committed to improving Ohio and the lives of its residents through trusted stewardship, wise investment, and bold innovation. These principles have been at the forefront of his work since taking office in January 2019.
As Ohio Treasurer, Sprague successfully launched the ResultsOHIO initiative, which established an infrastructure within the Treasurer’s office to support pay-for-success programs aimed at combatting the social and public health challenges facing Ohio.
He also has reaffirmed his office’s commitment to empowering individuals living with disabilities through the use of specialized savings and investment accounts. Treasurer Sprague is expanding outreach efforts related to the STABLE Account program and partnering with public and private sector employers to provide qualified employees with direct deposit options for contributing to a STABLE account. This renewed engagement helped grow STABLE Account participation by more than 50 percent during his first year in office.
Treasurer Sprague’s commitment to strong fiscal stewardship and public service first took root in his hometown of Findlay. Prior to entering state government, he served his local community as both city auditor and treasurer. In these roles, he balanced city budgets and helped finance a massive recovery effort after historic floods and the 2008 economic recession.
While in the private sector, Treasurer Sprague was a project lead at Ernst & Young and worked on a number of high-profile engagements with Fortune 500 companies before forming his own consulting firm.
Treasurer Sprague graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and later earned a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His commitment to public service is matched only by his love of family. He and his wife, Amanda, continue to live in Findlay with their five children.