Beverly Melcher Pennington

Title: Financial Services Company Executive

Location: Platte, South Dakota, United States

Beverly Pennington, Financial Services Company Executive, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in financial services.

As a child, Ms. Pennington watched her father, attorney Cecil Melcher, do his clients taxes as a service. Interested in this, Ms. Pennington gave him a hand starting in 1946, and her love of the financial industry was born. In 1952, Ms. Pennington earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Dakota and soon began working as a secretary for the budget department of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Throughout the next decades she climbed the career ladder, becoming a private secretary for the Indian Health Service and then an administrative assistant for the United States Public Health Service. From 1961 to 1965, Ms. Pennington became the grant administrator of the dental public health division of the United States Public Health Service. The year she left this position she became the co-owner of the Pennington Mel Marina until 1974. She then went on to co-own and then full own the Pennington Tax Service all the way up to 1993. From 1994 until her retirement in 2005, Ms. Pennington was the CEO and president of White Tiger Financial Service, Inc.

In 2007, Ms. Pennington was presented with the Cecil and Phyllis Melcher Museum. Outside of her work in the financial sector, Ms. Pennington has been a dedicated civil servant. Since 1995, she has been the secretary of the library board for the City of Platte, SD. She has also served as the president of North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Corporation, the Platte Women’s Club and in other roles with these organizations. Since 2008, she has served as president of the Lyric Theatre Museum Society and has been a member of the National Society of Tax Professionals, the National Society of Female Executives, the United States chamber of Commerce and the Washington Dakota Central Committee. When not working or participating in civic duties and memberships, she can be found collecting rocks, designing jewelry, reading and experimenting with gourmet cooking.

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