Melanie has been a technology policy advocate for nearly a decade. At NAR Melanie’s policy portfolio includes telecommunications/internet policy, data privacy and security and intellectual property issues.
Prior to joining NAR, Melanie was the Director of public policy for a global technology trade association where she lobbied in Washington and in foreign capitals for the technology industry. She has also been a policy advocate for Bank of America where she handled the Bank’s technology portfolio including data privacy and security issues. Melanie‘s professional background also includes stints as a software startup executive and a commercial litigation attorney.