Director of Banking & Investment Management Division
Melissa D. Simmons, CPA, CFP, joined the State Treasurer’s Office staff in August 2016. She currently serves as Senior Assistant State Treasurer and is the Director of the Banking & Investment Management Division. This Division coordinates and provides banking services for state agencies, colleges and universities to ensure response to their needs by selecting and implementing appropriate banking solutions and ensuring adequate collateral to secure State Funds.
Melissa has eight years of financial planning experience as a financial advisor at Ameriprise Financial Advisors. Her experience includes portfolio analysis, investment planning, tax planning, insurance planning and estate planning. Melissa also has proudly served the State of South Carolina for 20 years in various auditing, management and financial roles at the State Auditor’s Office and the Department of Health and Human Services.
A native of South Carolina, Melissa is a 1989 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner and has completed executive training with the Governor’s Excel Leadership Institute. Melissa lives with her husband, Bob, and daughter, Brooke, in Blythewood, S.C. She is active in her church and in her community and has served on the Board of Trustees for the S.C. Baptist Ministries for the Aging.