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Melanie M. Harris
Melanie works with individuals and their families to deliver a customized wealth management experience. By focusing on what matters most to them, she is able to develop a personalized strategy and recommendations that draw upon the vast resources of Merrill Lynch. She also enjoys working with and educating women about financial issues that are unique to them. Melanie helps clients monitor progress towards their goals through regular contact and scheduled account reviews, which enables her to adjust their plans to any life changes.
Melanie is a Wealth Management Advisor, Vice President and a CFP® certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. She began her career in 1985 and has experience in both the operational and management aspects of the financial industry. Melanie holds both Series 7 and Series 8 FINRA registrations. She joined Merrill Lynch in 1995 in the Mobile AL office and in 1996 she opened the office in Fairhope AL.
Melanie is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University. She moved to the Eastern Shore in 1995. Melanie is dedicated to her community and participates in several civic and philanthropic organizations in a leadership capacity. She is a former member of the board of the Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation, was a charter member of Impact 100 of Baldwin County and currently serves as their President. She is a former President of the Fairhope Sunset Rotary and a Paul Harris Fellow.
Away from the office, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is happily married to Jeff and has two daughters, Jessica and Rebecca. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading and spending time at the beach.
Melanie is assisted by Kim Matthews, a Client Associate. Kim started at Merrill Lynch in 1999 and is responsible for account administration and client relationships.
Community involvement is an integral part of how we interact with clients and communities. We are enthusiastically involved with volunteering and fundraising for organizations such as Impact 100 Baldwin County and the Fairhope Sunset Rotary . Let us show you how our professionalism and dedicated client service could benefit you and your family. Contact us at your earliest convenience.
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2Banking products are offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
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