Cheryl Melendez joined the staff of GLINT as the new Executive Director on December 1, 2010. Cheryl brings a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit field as well as publications.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from California State University at Fullerton, Cheryl worked for the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). She started out in the Publications Department as a typesetter and worked her way through the organization as Publications Department Manager to Vice-President of Publications. She later became Corporate Vice President with responsibility over the accounting, human resources, technical services departments as well as the five regional offices.
As ICBO expanded in their scope, the Building a Safer World Foundation was started and Cheryl was named as the interim Executive Director. During this time, she returned to school and received her Master of Business Administration Degree from Pepperdine University.
In 2003, ICBO consolidated its organization with two other regional organizations to become the nationally recognized International Code Council. Cheryl’s role in the newly formed organization was Director of Leadership Initiatives where she focused on integrating the staff and services of this new association. After serving the organization for 18 years, Cheryl went to work with her husband, Joe, as a Realtor in the Orange County, California area. Even during the highs and lows of the housing and real estate market, Cheryl was successful in maintaining sales levels that earned her and Joe honors and awards through both the Century 21 and Coldwell Banker franchises.
Believing that God was calling Cheryl back to the non-profit arena, she looked for an organization where she could use her talents and skills and would still be a place that she could connect with the needs of people. “I feel that GLINT is the place where I am suppose to be. This organization and position are a great fit for who I am. To work again in the publications field through the international rights arena as well as to be able to develop meaningful relationships with our publishers, missionaries, donors and friends of GLINT, makes me feel like I came home”.
Cheryl lives in La Habra, California with her husband Joe and her three sons. They are all active in their home church and participate in her boy’s sporting activities year round.