As the Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, Melissa is part of the senior leadership team at Bright MLS. There she leads engagements on initiatives that explore solutions for MLSs, brokers, and technology vendors.
She began her career in the real estate industry at Stellar MLS in 2011 as their office administrator. Over the 10 years she spent at Stellar, Melissa held a series of management and executive roles within product, data, technology, and compliance, ending her time there as Vice President of MLS Services. The following year was spent at Compass brokerage, working with national policy, expansion, compliance, and data acquisition. Melissa values this time greatly as it provided a new perspective and greater understanding of the challenges brokers face when working with MLSs.
Melissa has served on multiple industry Boards and Committees, including the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS), the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).