Melissa Palmer

Melissa, EVP/CFO, has more than 30 years of experience across industries including academia, business services, and manufacturing in multinational organizations. She formerly was a full-time faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business; CEO of Lightnin Mixers, a unit of SPX Corporation; and a CPA at Arthur Andersen and Company. Melissa is part of B/T’s seven-person executive team that leads the organization, heading our finance, operations, treasury, human resources, IT, technology, legal, and risk management areas. She also is treasurer of the Board of Directors. Her M.B.A. is from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester and her Accounting and Finance degrees are from St. Bonaventure University. Melissa is a past winner of the Rochester Business Journal’s “Financial Executive of the Year Award” and also won the “Outstanding Teacher Award” from RIT’s College of Business. Volunteer activities include board treasurer, Rochester Chamber of Commerce Women’s Council; member, 4A’s Eastern Regional Finance Committee; leadership team, the American Heart Association’s “Heart Walk and Run” event; and judge, Young Entrepreneur Academy.