- Appointed by governor
- Member since May 1, 2014
- Current term expires December 31, 2019
- Melissa B. Spickler is a veteran of the financial services industry, with more than three decades of accomplishments as a Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor. She founded The Spickler Group in 1980 and has since turned it into a 10 person team serving both individual as well as institutional clients. Missy is a Managing Director Wealth Management, is on the Executive Committee of Merrill’s National Women’s Exchange, serves as President of the Detroit Area Chapter of the Women’s Exchange, and has recently served 3 years on the National Advisory Council to Management. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Law from Michigan State University and also holds a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM designation.
Most recently, Missy was recognized in Barron’s Top 1200 Advisors by State. In 2012 and 2013, she was named to Barron's prestigious Top 100 Women Financial Advisors Nationwide. In 2012 and 2013, she was recognized in Registered Rep Magazine as one of the Top 50 Women Advisors Nationwide. For the past 3 years, Missy has been voted by Hour Magazine as a 5-Star Wealth Manager. Her commitment to educating consumers on the importance of planning for the impact of health care costs in retirement prompted Barron’s Magazine to feature her as the first financial advisor to be on the cover, and in the article “How to Protect Your Health & Wealth.”
Missy and her husband Eric currently reside in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Two of their sons, Michael and Matthew, currently attend college, while their third son, Teddy recently joined The Spickler Group at Merrill Lynch.