In this leadership role, Melissa is responsible for developing, transforming and executing global talent strategies that drive a high-performance culture of innovation and inclusion at Bayer.
Melissa brings her nearly 10 years’ experience at Monsanto, acquired by Bayer, to lead enterprise wide talent transformation. Through best in class operational capabilities and analytics, Melissa developed a global function at Monsanto responsible for attracting talent, development, ensuring an inclusive environment, shaping a digital culture, and delivering talent needs that align to strategic business goals and preparedness for the future workforce.
She has been recognized as a Diverse Business Leader and as a Top Executive in Corporate Diversity. Melissa began her career at Spencer Stuart Executive Search and later served as Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Whirlpool Corporation and Wachovia.
Melissa is from Chicago, IL, and received her BA in Psychology from Roosevelt University, and her MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. She is on the Boards of the St. Louis YMCA, Diversity Awareness Partnership, and St. Louis Mosaic Project