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Melissa Borom is Ice Miller’s Senior Director of Public Affairs. Melissa is responsible for development of the Firm’s public policy strategy and leverages relationships with federal, state and local officials to meet the Firm’s goals.
Prior to joining Ice Miller, Melissa was the manager of government affairs for a global aviation company where she led state and local government affairs in Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Oklahoma and New York. In that role, she helped fund (and direct) job training programs to with local schools and businesses to help students learn the skills needed to become aviation maintenance technicians. Melissa also worked with congressional members on the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which authorizes a new $5M per year for a five-year workforce development grant program.

Melissa also gained experience with U.S. Senator Richard “Dick” Durbin for whom she researched policy information and action steps for advocacy groups throughout Illinois. She met with constituents, national advocacy groups and lobbyists regarding legislative issues and priorities. In addition, Melissa developed tactical planning efforts to coordinate and implement appropriations policy and procedures for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations. Previously, Melissa was the assistant press secretary for U.S. House Representative Peter “Pete” Visclosky.
Melissa is passionate about the connections between a quality education, skills development and economic success. She currently resides in Gary, Indiana with her schnauzer Sir Duke Ellington.

Melissa Borom does not provide legal services.
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