Curtis Loftis is the State Treasurer of South Carolina. As Treasurer, he is the state’s "private banker,” managing, investing and retaining custody of nearly $50 billion in public funds. First elected in 2010, Loftis is serving his third term as State Treasurer.
Treasurer Loftis is a nationally recognized advocate for public pension reform, a cause he has championed since taking office. His leadership has been featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Institutional Investor and Bond Buyer. He is a sought-after speaker and has presented to groups such as the Wall Street Journal Private Equity Conference, The SkyBridge Alternative (SALT) Conference and the World Pension Forum. In 2013, he was named “Friend of the Taxpayer” by the South Carolina Association of Taxpayers.
Since taking office, Treasurer Loftis has returned $189 million in unclaimed funds to South Carolinians – more than all previous state treasurers combined. He has overseen significant growth in the state’s Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan, with more than 170,000 accounts and total assets under management of $4 billion. Additionally, Treasurer Loftis administers the Palmetto ABLE Savings Program, providing eligible individuals with disabilities the opportunity to open tax-advantaged accounts to save for their future.
Treasurer Loftis is Chairman of the State Board of Financial Institutions, Vice Chairman of the State Fiscal Accountability Authority, Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Education Authority and Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Tobacco Authority. He also serves on the South Carolina Financial Literacy Board of Trustees and recently held leadership positions with the executive board of the College Savings Plans Network, the National Association of State Treasurers and the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators. He is a member of the Cayce-West Columbia Rotary Club.