Melanie is the Manager of Ballpark Operations for Major League Baseball (MLB). In this role, she works with all thirty Clubs in the following disciplines: security, guest services, concessions, and environmental sustainability. An important part of this position is to understand the balance and overlap between these different focus areas. Responsibilities also include special event operations and planning, best practice sharing, ballpark assessments, and MLB security initiatives such as the SAFETY Act application. Melanie is co-president of the MLB PRIDE Business Resource Group. She is also on the leadership committee for the Asian Business Resource Group.
Prior to joining MLB in July 2015, Melanie has worked for various sports organizations including Madison Square Garden, the New York Mets, the Barclays Center, and the Detroit Red Wings. Melanie is currently pursuing her Masters in Homeland Security from Northeastern University and is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned her BA in Sports Management. When not working or traveling, Melanie practices yoga and plays ice hockey on the University of Michigan Alumni team in New York City.