First elected in 2010, Curtis Loftis is one of six statewide constitutional officers elected to four-year terms. He is currently serving his third term of office as State Treasurer.
As Treasurer, he serves as the state’s banker – managing, investing and retaining custody of nearly 45 billion dollars in public funds. He also serves as administrator for the state’s Unclaimed Property Program, Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan and the Palmetto ABLE Savings Program, which provides eligible individuals with disabilities the opportunity to save and invest for their future without jeopardizing existing benefits.
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 executive board of the College Savings Plans Network and recently held leadership positions with the National Association of State Treasurers and the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.
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 also 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.
A native of Lexington County, he graduated from the University of South Carolina. Loftis is a successful small business owner as well as the founder and benefactor of The Saluda Charitable Foundation.