Vice President, Global Government Relations and Policy, Pearson
Leading a team of legislative and communications professionals, consultants and lobbyists, Melley oversees global government relations and policy for Pearson. Melley’s team also manages corporate and industry strategic alliances.
Prior to coming to Pearson, Melley was Executive Director of Government and External Relations, overseeing international, federal and state-level government and media relations for ETS.
Before joining ETS in 2001, Melley was a presidential appointee at the United States Department of Commerce, serving in the Senior Executive Service as Deputy Director of Public Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Commerce. There, he was the department spokesman responsible for communications strategy, participated in trade and policy missions to Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and served on White House task groups and commissions. Melley also was Chief of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency.
Melley’s work in education includes affiliate relations for the National Education Association. He began his career in the office of then-Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Jr., and amassed extensive political campaign experience during three Congressional election cycles in the press and political offices of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and in many national political campaigns.