Ms. Melton became Time Warner’s Executive Vice President for Global Public Policy in 2005. She is responsible for overseeing the Company’s policy offices in Washington, D.C., London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires. As Time Warner’s chief public policy strategist, she works across all of Time Warner’s business units in managing issues connected to their domestic and international operations.
Ms. Melton previously was a member of Viacom’s senior management. As Executive Vice President for Government Relations, she oversaw policy issues for Viacom’s combined businesses with CBS at the time, including all of CBS (entertainment, network, news, television, radio), Paramount, MTV Networks, Showtime and Simon & Schuster. Ms. Melton has also served as Legal Advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; as Assistant General Counsel for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association; and as an associate with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells).
Ms. Melton serves on the Board of Trustees of JBG Smith Properties (NYSE: JBGS). She is on the Board of Directors and First Vice President of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., as well as the Boards of start-up incubator Halcyon and the Phillips Collection. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ms. Melton earned a J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University; an M.A. in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida; and a B.A. from Wake Forest University.