Business Development Manager
In her role as business development manager, Melanie is tasked with attracting new clients, seeking out opportunities to raise HIS’ industry profile, and managing existing accounts.
To achieve success, Melanie draws on her strong sales, leadership, account management and relationship-building skills from her 15-year background in fundraising and special events. She has worked on leading major donor fundraising campaigns, developing strategic plans, creating infrastructure and policies, as well as organizing and facilitating various event committees and non-profit boards.
In addition to her experience working for non-profits such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association as well as Archbishop Chapelle High School and Woman’s New Life Center (both in Metairie, LA), her passion for connecting donors to the causes they care about and helping people, led her to one of her biggest successes, establishing her own non-profit, Children’s Neuromuscular Foundation in 2006.
Favorite destinations: Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN and Austin, TX
Dream destinations: Germany, England, Italy