Melissa Anderson, BBA, joined Ofstead & Associates in 2018. Melissa studied finance at the University of Iowa, where she earned a Bachelor in Business Administration degree. She has experience in human resources, employee recruitment, training, and event planning. In addition, Melissa has completed courses on the use of business technology, including software for project and contact management, graphic design, data analysis, and social media platforms.
She spent the first 15 years of her career working in banking and commercial lending. After that, she served as an executive assistant to the dean and several department heads at the University of Minnesota Medical School. In recent years, she served in administration supporting faculty and students in the graduate psychology and social work programs at the University of St. Thomas.
As office manager and executive assistant at Ofstead, Melissa handles a wide range of administrative responsibilities and provides executive support to the President and CEO. She also provides technical support to the research team and collaborates with Ofstead’s IT, graphics, and website developers to maintain and expand our capabilities and online presence.