Melanie Bush, Treasurer
Melanie serves as the Montgomery County Treasurer after being elected in 2018. The Treasurer’s Office handles the county’s accounting and investments. Melanie is committed to reliability, efficiency, and transparency.
Since 2000, Melanie’s professional career has focused on bookkeeping. Melanie began her bookkeeping career while attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from SMU in 2002 with degrees in Political Science, Public Policy, and Economics, Melanie continued to expand her personal bookkeeping business. In 2006, a move to The Woodlands, Texas created a catalyst for significant growth. Better Bookkeepers, Inc. was founded in July 2010 and has rapidly expanded into a thriving bookkeeping service. In 2016, Better Bookkeepers was honored to be named Small Business of the Year by Lone Star College – Montgomery’s Small Business Development Center. Today Better Bookkeepers is managed by an extremely capable management team, leaving Melanie free to focus fully on the Treasurer’s Office.
Melanie is deeply committed to serving her community. Before she was elected as the County Treasurer on November 6, 2018, Melanie served as an elected (and unpaid) Trustee for the Conroe Independent School District, where she has served as the Secretary and President of the Board of Trustees. Melanie also served as the President and Lead Mentor for the Executive Women’s Alliance mentoring high-risk young women in high school, as well as a Power Mentor for the Montgomery County Association of Business Women. She is involved in the Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce, and Interfaith of the Woodlands, as well as many other community organizations. In 2016, Melanie was humbled to receive the Citizen of the Year award from the Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce.
Melanie believes in having a proper work-life balance. She enjoys spending time with her husband Alan and their two daughters, Rebekah and Audrey. The Bush family is actively involved in the youth and children’s ministries at Hope Church Montgomery. Melanie also enjoys spending time in her backyard with her dogs as well as curling up with a good book, when she isn’t busy being a band mom!
Judy Wall, Chief Deputy
Judy joined the County Treasurer’s Office in June 2019, as the Cash Management Accounting Clerk and was promoted in October 2020 to Finance Assistant, now Assistant Treasurer II. Judy is responsible for the banking-related activities in this office. She oversees the cash receipting and reconciles all the bank accounts.
Prior to joining the Treasurer’s Office, Judy was a Court Clerk for the Justice of Peace Court in Precinct 3 for 2 and a half years. Prior to graduating in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from the University of Houston, Judy had 4 years of extensive customer service experience in the hospitality industry. With her knowledge of all areas of JP 3 and customer service background, Judy was well equipped to step into our office and hit the ground running – and she did!
When not reconciling accounts, Judy can be found doing one of three things. Vegging out and catching up on some reality TV. But this is usually after spending time playing and reading with her precious 4-year-old son! Judy is also working on checking off all the boxes to have the claim to fame that she visited all 61 US National Parks. Currently, she is a tenth of the way to her goal – she’ll do it! We have faith in her.
Demetrich Carrington, Assistant Treasurer II
Makayla Blake, Assistant Treasurer II
Makayla joined the Treasurer’s Office in January 2022, as the Receipting Accounting Clerk. She is responsible for all the monies that come into this office. She ensures proper receipting, coding and depositing of all the taxpayer’s money.
Prior to joining the Treasurer’s Office, Makayla received her Associates Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership. She is also an active volunteer with A SMART Rescue. Before moving to Montgomery County, Makayla had been a Certified Nursing Assistant at a senior living center and a sales associate in a retail environment. Her focus on others through her previous employment and volunteer work is a benefit to our team.
In her spare time, you can find Makayla volunteering her time in the animal community or spending time with her family. Makayla is a self-proclaimed foodie and loves to try new places to eat.
Nicole Ladino, Assistant Treasurer I