Treasurer names SC Investment Director

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis Jr. has appointed West Summers to serve as Senior Assistant State Treasurer. Summers will oversee Investment Management, which invests more than $14 billion in portfolios and cash, the Local Government Investment Pool, and various financial assets for the State.

Summers joins the Treasurer’s Office after more than 30 years in the financial services industry. He previously served as a senior vice president for Bank of America, NBSC, SCBT and Wells Fargo.

“West’s depth of knowledge in investments and complex financial analysis is a huge asset for the State Treasurer’s Office,” said Loftis. “His strategic approach to portfolio management and risk assessment will help maximize investment returns while protecting our State’s resources.”

Summers is a native of South Carolina. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics from Wofford College and graduated from Louisiana State University’s Graduate School of Banking. 

About the South Carolina Office of the State Treasurer

To serve the citizens of South Carolina by providing transparent, accountable and efficient banking, investment, and financial management services for South Carolina State Government.  Our commitment is to safeguard our State’s financial resources and to maximize return on our State’s investments.