1600 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Jack Hanson is remembered as a successful entrepreneur and CEO of The Melrose Corporation, parent company of Melrose Lifestyle Services, where he provided professional management services to hundreds of Community Associations throughout the state of Florida for over 25 years and secured his place as a thought leader in the industry. His success in entrepreneurship and within the community management domain made him a sought-after mentor for those aspiring to attain both personal and professional success. A graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Jack also held an MBA from the University of Florida as well as the designation of Licensed Community Association Manager from the State of Florida. Jack was a blogger for the Huffington Post and his series, HOAs Gone Haywire, was nationally recognized for helping Boards, Managers, and Homeowners avoid common pitfalls in the management of their communities.
Bill Fife, CPRP, LCAM, joined Melrose Lifestyle Services in 2014 and has doubled the company’s industry footprint. Bill brings over 15 years of experience in creating and organizing community and prospect events. Over his career, Bill has created and managed a number of small and large scale events for home developers and communities. This experience, along with his knowledge of programming trends, technology, staff management, and marketing has guided the direction of Melrose Lifestyle Services into the established lifestyle and amenity management company it is today.
Bill is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional by the National Recreation and Parks Association, a Licensed Community Association Manager, and is a member of the Florida Home Builders Association. Bill also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida. Outside of work, Bill is a board member for the American Cancer Society’s Volunteer Leadership Board. He has had the opportunity to help plan events that raised over $600,000 to date for the American Cancer Society.
William Powers joined The Melrose Corporation in 2003 as the Corporate Accounting Manager and now oversees the operations of The Melrose Corporation and its affiliated entities as its President. At the heart of any management or lifestyle program is fiscal responsibility and no one knows this better than William. His 16 years with The Melrose Corporation have provided him with the skills necessary for the efficient management and timely accountability of your community’s Lifestyle affairs. William attended Florida State University.
Mellita Kennedy oversees all accounting and financial reporting for the Associations managed by the organization. Mellita brings over 21 years of accounting experience to The Melrose Corporation and has been a member of the Construction Financial Management Association since 1999. Whether it’s preparing monthly financials, creating annual budgets, or simply working with Boards and Treasurers to ensure optimal accounting of a community’s finances, Mellita is instrumental in the financial success of all our Associations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration — Accounting from the University of South Carolina.
Neall Prashad oversees the marketing efforts for The Melrose Corporation and its eight subsidiaries. He is primarily engaged in helping launch new initiatives in Melrose’s Digital/Traditional Marketing, Technology, and Business Development fronts. Prior to joining the team in 2015, he worked as a Management Consultant where he had the opportunity to work with a wide range of companies, in many industries, and across five continents. He is a graduate of the Rollins College – Crummer Graduate School of Business where he obtained his MBA with concentrations in International Business, Marketing, and Management. He enjoys sports (primarily baseball), music, traveling, and working in the local community.
Savannah Hanson is an experienced writer and social media marketer. She serves as the Marketing Manager for The Melrose Corporation, where she enjoys crafting custom content and branded materials for the company and its subsidiaries. In 2015, she graduated from The University of Florida where she wrote for various online publications and earned degrees in Advertising and Communication Studies. She joined the Melrose team shortly thereafter, and now uses her skills to build brand awareness and to focus on future growth of The Melrose Corporation as a whole.
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