Melody Duke was appointed Executive Director of the State Board of Risk and Insurance Management (BRIM) on April 25, 2022. Ms. Duke has served as the Deputy Director (2020) and Underwriting Manager (2014) and is a tenured employee of state government with 28 years of service. Her previous positions include Controller for BRIM from December 1994 to May 2013 and an Accountant Auditor with the Department of Administration from June 2013 to December 2014.
Ms. Duke is a 1996 graduate of West Virginia State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a 2012 recipient of a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting. Ms. Duke is involved with the State Risk and Insurance Management Association (STRIMA) where she served as the President-Elect for 2017, President for 2018 and served on the board until 2021. She was born in Iowa but has lived in West Virginia since 1974.