University of Wisconsin at Madison
Melissa Simon, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is currently a University Business Liaison for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Corporate Relations (OCR), where she fosters and manages relationships with executives and representatives from more than 300 corporate partners of the university. In this role, she extends OCR's services to business and industry, including providing access to talent, facilities and faculty expertise, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, professional development, and global expertise. OCR responds to upwards of 800 requests from more than 500 companies annually. Melissa has almost 15 years of professional experience in building and maintaining relationships. Prior to joining OCR, she was in a corporate relations role with UW-Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) where she served as the primary point of contact for school-wide relationships within her portfolio and developed strategic company plans for engagement with WSB to ensure the company achieved an optimal partnership. Additionally, Melissa was the Director of Career Services with Globe University and the Director of Recruitment and Selection with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Melissa graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Psychology and went on to earn her MBA-Human Resources from Minnesota School of Business Online Division.