Melody brings to Keller McIntyre & Associates more than
20 years of public policy and government relations experience
in the public and private sector.
Melody served as Assistant Secretary for Congressional
and Intergovernmental Relations at the United States
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for
which she was nominated by the President and confirmed
by the United States Senate. In that capacity she served
as principal advisor to the HUD Secretary on matters
involving Federal, State and local government.
Previously, Melody served for six years in the Senate
Banking Committee as chief housing finance and economic
development policy advisor. During her tenure, Melody
played a major role in the development and enactment
of landmark legislation related to housing, financial
services and banking.
In addition to her experience as "chief lobbyist" at
HUD, Melody represented the National Association of
Home Builders for five years as legislative director,
and served on the National Council of State Housing