Prior to joining the Chamber, Melissa served on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee under Chairman Murkowski. In this role, Melissa worked as the Executive Assistant for almost five years. She particularly enjoyed coordinating CODELS and collecting and analyzing information during the legislative policy-making process. Notably, in 2018 she assisted with the achievement of conducting the Senate's first field hearing at an international auto show which focused on the current state of integrating energy and natural resources into the automotive landscape through reducing the carbon footprint of vehicles and increasing the efficiency through growing technologies.
These days, she splits her time between developing and implementing external communication and overseeing the internal operations of the Chamber as well as providing subject matter expertise on relevant legislative activities as it pertains to the Chamber's priorities.
Melissa is a mom to a little teething adventurer and if you challenge her and her husband to The Office trivia, they will likely win. You may often find her swooning over antique cars and cheering on (most of the) Washington DC sports teams. Except when it comes to football. Go 49ers go!