Full Name
Melinda Morrison
Job Title
Director Labor, Employment & Litigation and Associate General Counsel
Company
Armstrong World Industries
Speaker Bio
MELINDA MORRISON IS ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL AND DIRECTOR OF LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND LITGATION AT ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC. SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT COMPLIANCE, STRATEGIC PLANNING AND EXECUTION RELATED TO CHANGES IN LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW, MANAGEMENT TRAINING ON VARIOUS TOPICS SUCH AS ANTITRUST, OSHA AND NLRB COMPLIANCE, OUTSIDE COUNSEL MANAGEMENT, AND LITIGATION. SHE WORKS CLOSELY WITH THE GENERAL COUNSEL AND HUMAN RESOURCES SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAMS TO EXECUTE ON STRATEGIC PRIORITIES AND INITIATIVES INCLUDING INCREASING DIVERSITY, LABOR NEGOTIATIONS AND LITIGATION MATTERS.
PRIOR TO WORKING AT ARMSTRONG, MELINDA HAD ROLES AS CORORATE COUNSEL AND ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL IN THE FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE SERVICES INDUSTRY AND IN THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY. HER EXPERIENCE INCLUDES M&A LEADERSHIP, BENEFITS CONSOLIDATION, ENVIRONMENTAL SITE MANAGEMENT, ANTITRUST AND COMMERCIAL WORK. AS THE LEAD EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEY FOR THE COMPANIES SHE REPRESENTS, SHE REGULARLY PARTNERS WITH HUMAN RESOURCES TO MANAGE EMPLOYMENT-RELATED RISKS AND COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LABOR LAWS. SHE HAS DEVELOPED AND DELIVERED IMPACTFUL ANTIHARASSMENT TRAINING COMPANY-WIDE AND PROVIDES GUDIANCE ON COMLIANCE MATTERS INCLUDING LEADING COMPLIANCE INVESTIGATIONS.
SHE HAS SERVED ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE COLUMBUS SPEECH AND HEARING CENTER AND THE PENNSYLVANIA VIRTUAL CHARTER SCHOOL, AND IS AN ACTIVE VOLUNTEER WITH HER DAUGHTER’S SCHOOL.
A NATIVE OF OHIO, MELINDA NOW LIVES IN LANCATER PA WITH HER PARTNER AND HER TEENAGE DAUGHTER. MELINDA HAS A B.A. FROM MIAMI UNIVERSITY, AND A J.D. FROM VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW.
Melinda Morrison