Melanie’s team is responsible for client relations, business development, internal and external communications, corporate identity and brand management, marketing technology systems, and client entertainment and alumni relations initiatives.
Melanie is an industry leader on client feedback programs, conducting frequent on-site client visits with FaegreBD’s managing partner to assess the firm’s relationships and understand how to better support and respond to clients’ business objectives.
Melanie assumed her current role after the 2012 combination of legacy law firms Baker & Daniels and Faegre & Benson. Drawing on her experience from the combination, Melanie has also become a thought leader and frequent speaker on law firm change management and operations strategies.
Melanie enjoys traveling anywhere warm with her husband and two children, and still frequents her beloved Phoenix, Arizona. She golfs as time permits, is passionate about football — particularly when the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Indianapolis Colts are involved — and makes a mean margarita.