Melanie Gillies has been involved with the Senior Executive Institute since 1986, one year after its charter program. After receiving her master’s degree, she became a full time staff member at the Center and was instrumental in the development and evolution of the LEAD program (formerly known as MEP.)
Melanie is involved with the Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA) and provides staff support for several of their committees and activities.
Melanie attended both Colgate University and U.Va. as an undergraduate and has a master’s degree in public administration from U.Va. She grew up in Philadelphia and returned to Charlottesville after living two years in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Prior to that, she lived in France for two years.