Mel was highly specialized in Risk Management for more than 30 years, and is now retired from her most recent position as the Director of Risk Management for Omni Hotels. Her prior work experience includes Wyndam Hotels, Blockbuster Entertainment and MHBT. Mel has been a long-time, committed Catholic Charities supporter and volunteer and is past-chairwoman of CCD’s Angels of Charity. She also serves or has served on a number of boards including DFW RIMS, The Spencer Educational Foundation, The Pines Catholic Camp. the Genesis Alliance Board and the Pastoral Council for St. Rita Church. She has lived in Texas for 34 years and is married to husband, Fred. She has three children and five grandchildren.