Director of Business Advocacy
Melissa Beber is the director of business advocacy for Greater Fort Wayne Inc. She 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.