Born and raised in Maine, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maine, Melissa began with WEX in 1997 as a senior financial analyst. Over the past twenty years, she has served as CFO, president of the Americas, and as a WEX board member.
Today, as CEO, Melissa has responsibility for the company’s day-to-day global operations and its long-term strategic growth. She is respected for direct management style as a well as her ability to balance strategic thinking with tactical execution.
Melissa was recognized as Mainebiz 2012 Woman to Watch. This year she was inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame and was named Mainebiz Business Leader of the Year. She was also named PYMNTS.com’s Most Innovative Woman in Payments in 2014 and PaymentsSource’s Most Influential Woman in Payments in 2014.
Active in non-profit work, Melissa is co-founder of the Executive Women’s Forum as well as co-founder of sheJAMS, an all-women training club that allows women to train together in a non-competitive spirit. She is a sponsor of and participant in Tri for a Cure. Additionally, Melissa serves on the Maine Health Board of Directors and the Dead River Company Board of Directors.