Staff Members

Melissa Wahl, CAE

Vice President of Development and Chief Development Officer
Melissa Wahl
Melissa Wahl, CAE is the Vice President of Development and Chief Development Officer for Women Presidents' Educational Organization and Women Presidents’ Organization. Melissa is responsible for acquisition and managing relationships with all Corporate Members and Sponsors for the WPEO and WPO. Before joining the WPEO, Melissa demonstrated a strong record for organizational effectiveness, leading three national women's organizations. She was National Director of Leadership Development & Outreach for Women's American ORT, a national fundraising organization. Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), the largest professional business women's organization in the country as well as Publisher of Executive Female magazine. Before that, Melissa was the Director of AMIT Women, a philanthropic organization that supports educational programs. Melissa Wahl is a Certified Association Executive with expertise in nonprofit management. She is passionate about women's success and has written and been quoted in many articles on women's business issues, and featured in the book Women Who Win at Work. Melissa has been recognized for her association management expertise by the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE), where she served on the Board of Directors. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Board of New York Women’s Agenda (NYWA) and is Chair of ISM NY’s Supplier Diversity Expo and Meeting Committee.