Curtis Loftis is the State Treasurer of South Carolina. As Treasurer, he is the state’s "private banker,” managing, investing and retaining custody of tens of billions of dollars in public funds.
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.
He was elected in 2010, winning all 46 counties, and also swept the state in the 2014 election.
Since taking office, Treasurer Loftis has returned $158 million in unclaimed funds to South Carolinians – more than all previous state treasurers combined. He also has overseen an increase in the number of enrollees in the state’s Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan to more than 150,000 accounts and total assets of $3.5 billion. Additionally, Treasurer Loftis administers the South Carolina ABLE Savings Program, providing eligible individuals with disabilities the opportunity to open tax-advantaged accounts in order to save for their future.
Treasurer Loftis is Chairman of the State Board of Financial Institutions, Vice Chairman of the State Fiscal Accountability Authority, Southern Vice President of the National Association of State Treasurers, 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 is Immediate Past President of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.
He is a member of the Cayce-West Columbia Rotary Club, and a 1981 graduate of the University of South Carolina.