Melissa began her financial services career with American Century Investments (ACI) in 1999 where she obtained her Series 6, 63, 7, 24, and 66 securities registrations. She spent her tenure at ACI in various roles including: 403(b) relationship management, Sr. investment specialist, Team Coordinator for the small business retirement department handling SEP/SARSEP/SIMPLE/Small Business 401(k)s, and Foundation/Endowments investments, and Investment Center Manager where here responsibilities included managing a book of business of High Net Worth retail investors. Prior to joining Lincoln Financial Advisors in February 2015, Melissa worked for Ascensus as The Business Operations Manager overseeing 529 Plan account processing, mail operations, and cashiering.
Melissa is an active community leader, serving on the Board of Directors for Ozanam, a local non-profit organization focused on serving at-risk youth and young adults. She directs the children’s choir at Colonial Presbyterian Church and is a Class of 2010 graduate of the Centurions Leadership Program sponsored by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
Melissa studied Music Education at Emporia State University, where she met her husband, Dean, also an avid musician. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, Madeline, who is a percussionist in the high school marching band, and leading her son Garrett’s Cub Scout den.