Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
- Long-term Care Insurance3
- Health Savings Account2
- Disability Insurance3
Expert panelists explore how the rest of the year may be shaping up for the economy and the markets — and highlight the longer-term forces transforming our lives.
As a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor, I focus on connecting all aspects of clients’ financial lives to help them prioritize and pursue the goals that matter most to them.
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Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” 2021
Forbes’ “America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors” 2020, 2021
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. She also enjoys working with and educating women about financial issues that are unique to them. Melanie helps clients track 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, Senior 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 Wealth Management 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 and is also a charter member and former President of Impact 100 of Baldwin County. 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 Wealth Management in 1999 and is responsible for account administration and client relationships.
Loyola University New Orleans
Forbes "America's Top Women Wealth Advisors"
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors"
Forbes "America"s Top Women Wealth Advisors"
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1 Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2 Banking, mortgage and home equity products offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3 Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
4 Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank.
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