Executive Vice President
As Executive Vice President, Melody is responsible for leading strategy and implementation of all Commerce efforts to support current and potential businesses in Rhode Island. She oversees the team that provides direct Rhode Island business services, growth opportunities for businesses looking to Rhode Island for expansion, and entrepreneurial investments in state. Additionally, she manages the team that helps businesses navigate the government contracting process at the local, state, and federal levels.
Melody joined RI Commerce first as a Government Contracts Counselor in 2015 after working in the Maine PTAC program for four years. Her previous work experience also includes construction association management, program management, and marketing and fundraising for educational institutions. She brings decades of experience supporting small businesses and priority industries grow and succeed in Rhode Island beyond.
Melody has a dual degree in communications and political science from the University of Southern Maine.