Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.”Albert Schweitzer
Melanie’s professional background includes more than 15years of experience as a business development leader across multiple industries. Her expertise in strategic relationship management, marketing, sales, and sales management, along with her consultative approach, have enabled her to build relationships with key stakeholders and become a valuable resource to both prospects and members.
Melanie joined MRA in 2018 as a member relations manager for the greater Chicago region. Her ability to understand members’ goals and obstacles has enabled her to foster partnerships with key executives to improve business results. She brings value to members, beyond the fulfillment of their immediate needs, by uncovering opportunities to boost operational efficiency and by connecting leaders with the MRA subject-matter experts who can help move their organization toward desired outcomes.
- Guided an underperforming branch in the financial industry to a successful turnaround.
- Effectively managed staff through merger and acquisition with 100% staff retention.
- Delivered comprehensive benefits programs while reducing costs to privately held organizations.
Melanie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia.
Professional and Community Activities
Member, American Cancer Society–Cancer Action Network.