Scottsdale Leadership names Melinda Morrison Gulick as interim director

Scottsdale Leadership has named Melinda Morrison Gulick as the interim executive director of the organization effective Monday, March 4.

Ms. Gulick will help Scottsdale Leadership in transition to a new permanent leader later this year, a press release states.

Melinda Morrison Gulick 

Ms. Gulick is an active contributor to community and business organizations, including serving on the boards of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, the Arizona Humane Society, the Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center, Arizona Town Hall, the Scottsdale Charros Foundation and the Desert Foundation Auxiliary.

She serves as the Junior Warden of St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church and is an active volunteer at Cherokee Elementary School.

She is the past chair of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and received the first ever Arizona Cox Conserves Heroes Award in recognition of her advocacy and volunteer work for the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

Ms. Gulick is a graduate of Valley Leadership, an honorary graduate of Scottsdale Leadership and has been active in numerous local city elections, school bond and override campaign committees, according to a press release.

She served on the executive team at DMB Associates for 14 years responsible for operations, communications, marketing, human resources and community affairs.

Prior to DMB, she was the executive director of both the Desert Foothills Land Trust and Scottsdale Leadership. The Junior League of Phoenix honored her with the Sandra Day O’Connor Award and Scottsdale Leadership honored her with the Frank W. Hodges Alumni Achievement Award.

Ms. Gulick has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University. She and her husband, John (Class IV), live in Paradise Valley with their sons, Zane and Jace.

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