Melvin has been a management consulting professional for 25+ years with leading national and international talent management firms, such as Meridian Resources and Right Management, as Executive Vice President and Global Senior Vice President respectively. Melvin was selected to the President's Club for consistent excellence and was appointed to Right’s Diversity Leadership team. Melvin has also held several roles in brand management with leading international consumer products organizations such as Hanes brands, R.J. Reynolds, Anheuser-Busch and Nabisco.
Melvin has also lectured in marketing, career management and ethical leadership at the Graduate School of Business at Wake Forest University. Melvin is currently aboard director-elect for the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, board member for the Twin City Development Foundation, Chairman for Atrium/Baptist Health’s CareNet Psychological Services, with former board roles as Vice-President of Programs for the Winston-Salem Society of Human Resources Management, Chair for the Winston-Salem Foundation’s Black Philanthropic Initiative Chair for Leadership Winston-Salem, North Carolina Eye and Human Tissue Bank, Forsyth County Mental Health Association and Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for Brevard College.
Melvin is a native of Winston-Salem and a graduate of Wake Forest University and a recipient of the Doctor of Divinity degree (Honoris Causa) from Provident University. He is married to Yvette Bishop Scales and they have a daughter Kelli and a grand-dog Shug Avery.
Melvin J. Scales
Words to live by:
Life and causes have two rules: #1 Never give up. #2 Always remember rule #1.