Melanie Stover Joins NIMS as Director of Strategic Initiatives

NIMS is pleased to announce a new addition to the team.  Melanie Stover will join NIMS on April 21 as the Director of Strategic Initiatives.  Melanie comes to NIMS from The Manufacturing Institute, where she served as Program Manager.  In that role, she led the STEP Ahead initiative to examine and promote the role of women in manufacturing and the Manufacturers Endorsed Education Alliance to corroborate outstanding national manufacturing certification programs.  She has valuable experience in managing innovative projects to strategically address the skills gap challenges facing the manufacturing workforce.

Prior to joining the Institute, Melanie served as the Partnerships Coordinator in the Workforce Development Division of ACT.  As an ACT fellow to the Institute, she worked on initiatives to transition military veterans into the manufacturing workforce, education customized to manufacturing careers and manufacturing skills certification programs.  Melanie also interned at the Department of Labor for the Business Relations Group, supporting a national summit to address the shortage of qualified workers in the nursing sector and creating a national database of high demand industries.

Melanie is a graduate of the University of Virginia.