Melonie Hammond-Trace, CPA
Melonie focuses on owner operated businesses in many industries including real estate, construction, not-for-profit and professional services sectors. With more than 25 years of public accounting experience, she looks at the full picture of individuals along with their business and assists clients by gaining a deep understanding of their business and determining where strategic, financial and tax planning can be utilized. Melonie is a graduate of Clemson University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Her professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Charleston Estate Planning Council. Melonie works extensively throughout the community and is involved in many civic and community organizations. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, where she serves as Chairman and an active alumnus of Leadership Charleston. She is also an alumnus of The Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative.
She is a Past President and Current Member of the Rotary Club of St. Andrews; a Past Board Member and Treasurer of Crisis Ministries; past Board member and Treasurer of Charleston Wine + Food Festival and a member of Stella Maris Catholic Church.