Melissa Cody is an Export Business Development Specialist for the Arizona Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Export Center at The National Center. Melissa an enrolled member of the Dine (Navajo) Nation from Tuba City, Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Arizona State University, and then her Master Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix. She has worked in the private sector, Indian Health Service (IHS), and retired from The Department of Energy (DOE) to pursue a second career. She has served as a Management Analyst at IHS and DOE and finished her tenure as a Senior Public Utilities Specialist with The Department of Energy. Her background is in finance, accounting, human resources, energy, procurement, tribal liaison, and has held various management positions.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, playing sports and spending time with her family and friends. Melissa likes to work with non-profits, Native American tribes and communities, and constantly volunteers for community service projects on and off the reservation.