Chief Financial Officer

Melissa serves as CFO for the foundation, and has worked with David Pickler for many years. The two of them formed Pickler Accounting Advisors, PLLC in January 2012. Melissa has over 30 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant, primarily in the tax field. 


A native Memphian, she graduated from the Hutchison School and then from the University of Mississippi, obtaining a B.B.A. degree with a major in Banking and Finance. She continued her study in Accounting at the University of Memphis, obtained her C.P.A. certificate in 1985, and began her career in the tax department of Touche Ross & Company, which at that time was one of the “Big 8” accounting firms. Being hired by one of her clients, she worked in the private sector for 4 years, managing their accounting and tax compliance function.  In 1991, she went back into the public accounting field with a local C.P.A. firm, specializing in tax, where she worked for more than 21 years.


Melissa is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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