Vice President of Business Advocacy
Melissa is responsible for the development and advancement of GFW Inc.’s public policy initiatives. As a registered state lobbyist and GFW Inc.’s liaison to state and local government, she serves to educate investors, elected officials, and the community on business issues.
Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from Purdue University, and a Master of Public Management from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne where she was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Award. In 2013 Melissa was named to Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s “40 under 40.”
Melissa is a native of Fort Wayne and is active in the community. She is a past board member and vice president of community impact for Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana and is the board secretary of Goodwill Industries of Northeast Indiana.