Michael L. Fitzgerald is the chair of the College Savings Plans Network and is serving his eighth term as Iowa State Treasurer, making him the current, longest-serving treasurer in the country. In 1998, Iowa passed legislation to create Iowa’s direct 529 plan, College Savings Iowa, and named Treasurer Fitzgerald as its trustee and administrator. In 2006, he opened an advisor-sold plan: the Iowa Advisor 529 Plan. Both plans offer families an easy, tax-advantaged way to prepare for future college tuitions and expenses and have more than $2.6 billion in college savings. For more information on 529 college savings plans, visit www.collegesavings.org.