Buncombe County names new finance director focuses on transparency

Melissa Moore was named the new finance director of Buncombe County Sept. 8.

ASHEVILLE – After a nationwide search, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners named Melissa Moore as the new finance director for Buncombe County.

In a Sept. 8 news release, Buncombe County Manager Avril Pinder said Moore’s hiring comes as the county continues to focus on transparency. 

“Melissa’s public and private experience as well as her interpersonal skills made her stand out,” Pinder said in the news release. “Finance director is a critical member of our team. Over the past four years, we’ve been intentionally focusing on fiscal responsibility and transparency. This position plays an integral role in helping us continue that objective.”

Avril Pinder

Replacing interim finance director Mason Scott, Moore will begin the position on Sept. 18. 

Scott was chosen to temporarily take over the role after previous finance director, Don Warn, left the position to become the chief financial officer of Guilford County in February. Warn had entered the position in 2018.