Melody has a diverse background in economic and workforce development having served in positions with the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Snead State Community College, the City of Albertville and the Alabama Department of Commerce Workforce Development Division. Through these roles she has had the opportunity to facilitate, implement and manage a wide range of local and regional development activities while gaining valuable experience in retail and industrial recruitment along with workforce training initiatives. Melody has been at 58 INC since 2017 where she’s successfully facilitated several development projects while also standing up a consortium style US DOL registered apprenticeship program in machining and welding for the Birmingham region. Melody received her Bachelor of Arts from Jacksonville State University, completed the Auburn University Intensive Economic Development Course and recently acquired an Alabama Real Estate license. She is also currently attending The University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. Melody is a member of EDAA, ICSC, represents Shelby County on the WIOA Board for Region 4 and was recently appointed by Governor Ivey to the Alabama Committee on Credentialing and Career Pathways.