Melanie Wiles is a 3rd generation native to St. Lucie County. Melanie received her Bachelor’s in Communication at the University of South Florida. She began her career with Outback Steakhouse Inc. in Tampa working for the President and Vice President assisting with operations, communications and marketing. After moving back to St. Lucie County, she began her career with the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County in 2007 as the Director of Marketing & Special Events. Melanie was then promoted to the Chief Philanthropy Officer to help the Club grow its financial resources. As the head of the Development Department, Melanie manages the Boys & Girls Clubs’ fundraising plan including annual giving, donor relations, major gifts, planned giving and strategic partnerships. She also oversees all grant writing, special events and marketing for the organization.