Melissa Cardinali joins WithersRavenel’s Funding & Asset Management Team

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Melissa Cardinali joins WithersRavenel’s Funding & Asset Management Team

WithersRavenel welcomes Melissa Cardinali, ICMA-CM, CLGFO, to the company and our Funding & Asset Management team.

Melissa brings more than 27 years of experience in local government leadership, as well as finance and budget management roles for both counties and municipalities in North Carolina. Most recently, she spent six years serving as the Assistant County Manager for Cumberland County, where she was responsible for the annual budget process as well as finance, tax administration, information technology, internal audit, wellness programs, risk management, human resources and solid waste.

Previous positions for Melissa also included Finance Director for Cumberland County, Financial Services Director for the City of Sanford, Portfolio Administrator for the City of Durham, and Director of Finance for the Town of Southern Pines.

With her extensive background in local government leadership roles and financial services, Melissa will be a valuable asset to clients looking for efficiencies and problem-solving guidance. Melissa is an International City/County Management Association – Credentialed Manager (ICMA-CM) and a North Carolina-Certified Local Government Finance Officer (CLGFO).

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from East Carolina University.

Please help us welcome Melissa Cardinali to WithersRavenel! You can reach Melissa at (919) 238-0391 or