Little Rock, Ark - Arkansas Auditor of State Andrea Lea has been elected President of the National
Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA). NAUPA is an affiliate of the National
Association of State Treasurers with the purpose of increasing awareness of unclaimed property as a
vital consumer protection program.
Lea, who is set to begin her second term as Auditor of State, is statutorily charged to administer the
state’s unclaimed property program, commonly known as The Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt. In her first
term she reunited Arkansans with over $66 million.
“I’m honored to be chosen by my colleagues to represent our organization and work to advance our
common interest,” said Lea. “I look forward to continuing to share our successes in Arkansas across the
country and advocating for increased innovation and streamlining of services. It’s a win for businesses,
and a win for consumers.”
As the foremost authority on unclaimed property, NAUPA is a largely volunteer organization whose
purpose is to promote and strengthen unclaimed property administration and interstate cooperation
and to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas. Its members represent all 50 states,
the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several
Canadian provinces. NAUPA is a network of the National Association of State Treasurers.
Arkansans are encouraged to search The Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt at www.ClaimItAR.com or by
calling 1-800-CLAIM-IT (1-800-252-4648).