Senior Business Analyst

Ms. Melberg describes herself as a “perpetual learner” who is customer-focused and puts values before profit. It’s no surprise, then, that she possesses an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Masters in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.

Over the course of her career, she has managed dozens of federal services projects and spent three years managing international projects for corporate and federal customers. She has excellent negotiation skills. Among her many accolades is personal recognition from the Secretary of Energy for negotiating a consent agreement between the DOE and California, solving an issue that had been in a stalemate for 10 years.

Little House and Small Businesses

Ms. Melberg fondly recalls the influence Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder had on her as a child. "Of all the books that I have read throughout my life, this one continues to be ingrained in my memory," she says. "I read it when I was 7 years old. The Ingalls family led a very simple life; however, they did not let complacency keep them from taking the risk of venturing into new territory to build a better life. There was also a great sense of community among the families that relocated to the Plains in the Midwest. This example has a perfect correlation to a small business that carefully balances retaining corporate values with organic growth."