Melanie Plummer is the Executive Director for the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce. Melanie serves as the chief executor for the overall vision and direction of the AYC. She is responsible for the general growth and branding of the organization as well as the management of everyday operations. She oversees all AYC events, committees and staff.
Born and raised in Austin, Melanie graduated from the University of Texas in 2006. After graduation, she went on to work for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce in South Carolina. Melanie served two roles at the Chamber, as the Special Events Manager for the MBACC and Project Coordinator for the National I-73/74 Corridor Association. She helped with the planning and implementation of all Chamber events. Including, the 2008 Congressional Black Caucus Primary Presidential Debate, featuring Presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, and John Edwards, and the 2008 South Carolina Republican Party Presidential debate featuring eight of the Republican presidential candidates. She also helped organize the Rock Out Your Vote! Young Voter Event. Also, as Project Coordinator for the National I-73/74 Corridor Association she scheduled and attended meetings with legislators on a local, state and national level, including meetings with key Congressional and Senate members in Washington, D.C.
Melanie is an active member of the Austin community. She is a life member of the Texas Exes, and a member of the Beta Lambda Beta Alumni Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. She volunteers her time as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, and working with the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. She is a graduate of the 2010 Leadership Austin Emerge Program and serves on the Leadership Austin Emerge Recruitment Community.