Mellisa Wagner

Director of Proposals & Marketing Strategy

Mellisa Wagner joined Edwards in May of 2014 as the Director of Proposals & Marketing Strategy. She maintains the proposal process as well as facilitates solutions and marketing strategy. As Director, she works across the organization to create winning proposals and acts in concert with solutions leaders who are assigned to each proposal.

Prior to joining Edwards, Mellisa worked for Jacobs Technology’s Aerospace & Defense headquarters (Tennessee) and small business Government contractors (Virginia and California). She has 16+ years of experience in Government and proposal work – including experience as Proposal Manager as well as Research Liaison for the Tennessee House of Representatives, Transportation and Safety Committee. Clients include DOD, NASA, the Intelligence Community, DHS, HHS, USAID, and UK/Australian DOD. In addition to her government work, Mellisa has worked with commercial clients such as Ford, GM, Porsche, and BMW. She has managed proposals as large as $1.5B and worked in multiple CONUS/OCONUS locations.

Mellisa earned Bachelor’s degrees in English and History from the University of Tennessee at Martin.