Patricia Melford
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Patricia Melford

Associate Client Partner
Chicago

Ms. Melford is an Associate Client Partner with Korn Ferry.

Ms. Melford brings deep diversity and inclusion expertise and experience to her clients. She has more than 25 years’ experience in diversity and inclusion consulting to organizations across key industries.

She provides strategic consulting to leading organizations, guiding them in a strategic approach to diversity, inclusion, and equity that aligns with achieving key business objectives while also serving as a trusted advisor and coach to senior executives.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Melford served as a Managing Principal with, at the time, the largest and the leading diversity and inclusion consulting firm in the US. She was responsible for developing and implementing successful diversity and inclusion strategies and strategic change initiatives in major organizations, with a focus on clients in the for-profit sector.

Ms. Melford’s areas of expertise include leading comprehensive organizational assessments, strategic planning, and guiding implementation of critical strategies and solutions for key clients. Simply put, she partners with clients to identify their key business objectives and works with them to develop strategic solutions that target exceptional performance from all employees. As a result, client organizations obtain measurable and sustainable results that will impact the bottom line.

Ms. Melford received a bachelor of arts degree from Michigan State University.

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