|President & CEO, UMF Medical|
September, 2009 – current
|Alma mater||Boston College
Eileen Melvin, an economic development leader, is President & CEO of UMF Medical in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Eileen Melvin was named President and CEO of United Metal Fabricators, Inc.in 2009 and rebranded in 2012 as UMF Medical. The company is a trusted manufacturer of exam and procedure room equipment for hospitals, physician offices, and clinics around the world. UMF Medical won 2014 The Governor's ImPAct Award for growth in international markets, and the US SBA named Eileen Melvin the 2011 Region III Small Business Exporter of the Year.
Eileen earned a degree from Boston College and a Master of Public Administration from American University She began her career working at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC and as a Legislative Aide to Senator John Heinz. specializing in health care issues of the Senate Finance Committee, and as a member of the Reagan Transition team.
For ten years, Melvin was President of Economic Development Strategies, a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), guiding businesses and municipalities with projects to preserve and increase job creation.
She was appointed by Governor Schweiker in 2002 and reappointed by Governor Rendell in 2007 to the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (UCBR). Both appointments were approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. In 2012, Governor Tom Corbett appointed her as Chairman of the UCBR.
In 1996, Melvin was unanimously elected Vice-Chair, and later Chair of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, serving a total of 10 years through numerous victories, including the election of Governor Ridge, U.S. Senators Rick Santorum and Arlen Specter, and winning majorities of the PA Congressional delegation, State Legislature, and Appellate Courts. She was appointed by Senators Specter and Santorum to the Federal Judicial Nominating Committing and served for 12 years. Melvin was named to the PoliticsPA list of "Pennsylvania's Most Politically Powerful Women."
- Eileen Barbara Melvin at The Political Graveyard
- "Pennsylvania's Most Politically Powerful Women". PoliticsPA. The Publius Group. 2001. Archived from the original on 2004-02-09.
- "Chairman of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, Eileen Melvin". pagop.com. Pennsylvania Republican Party. Archived from the original on 2005-12-26.