Melanie earned her B.A. in Communications from the University of Louisville. After a career in the banking industry with Fifth Third Bank and JP Morgan Chase she took a different career path to become the CEO of her family. Melanie continued to be involved in the community volunteering at local schools and actively serving on PTA boards. Being a Louisville native, she is passionate about this city and directly serving families impacted by autism spectrum disorder(ASD).
The West family has been part of the FEAT movement for years, volunteering and participating in the 5K and FEAT Galas after two of her nephews were diagnosed with autism. Melanie joined FEAT of Louisville in February 2018 becoming the Autism Friendly Business Program Manager. “I am truly passionate about engaging and partnering with local businesses to bring Awareness, Acceptance, and Appreciation for the vast Autism Community.”
In her free time, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, working out, hiking, skiing, traveling, the beach, and an active member of Northeast Christian Church. Melanie is married and has two children.
“Don’t try to understand everything. Sometimes it is not meant to be understood, just accepted.” – Anonymous