Director of Research
As the director of research for Ann Arbor SPARK, Melissa Sheldon leads the organization’s business and economic research initiatives. Melissa is an experienced workforce development professional with experience overseeing regional workforce training initiatives and research projects. Prior to joining SPARK, Melissa held various roles with the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan and the Michigan Works! system.
Melissa is a Michigan native and a two-time graduate of Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI. She holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in business administration.