Welcome Melanie Fairchild, our new COO!

Melanie joins us from LPK, a Cincinnati based brand and innovation consultancy, where she was Vice-President and Director of Operations. At GBBN, Melanie will be working closely with the company’s market directors in Community Development, Education & Culture, Healthcare, and in4mation to help them continue to grow. She will also oversee human resources and manage general operations. “GBBN has always had a great reputation,” she says. “The launch of the new brand has built on that. I’m excited to help the firm continue to move toward their vision and goals.” Melanie takes the reins from outgoing Principal and COO, Gary Rahn, who retired June 3, 2019 after nearly 18 years with the company.

Melanie’s experience in the design industry, particularly around brand strategy, is something GBBN sought out as we continue our trajectory of smart, sustainable growth and design excellence.

“Coming from within another part of the design world, Melanie brings unique insight as we think about our current and future markets,” says GBBN CEO Matthew Schottelkotte.

Get to know more about Melanie here.

Read the Cincinnati Business Courier’s coverage here.