Melissa is a Frankfort native and a career state government employee. Brewer held various finance positions throughout her professional tenure, primarily focused on budget, financial management, accounting and administrative services. She has previously worked for Public Health Protection and Safety and the Administration and Financial Management within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
Brewer joined the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet in 2008, holding positions of Budget Manager, Division Director of Finance at the Kentucky Horse Park, and Accounting Branch Manager in the Department for Fish and Wildlife. Brewer was promoted to Executive Director of the Office of Finance in January 2022.