Melissa Gough has been a member of the Women's Fund since 2008, when she joined the Research Committee. For the past five years she has served as Finance Chair and Chair of the Endowment Committee. A 30-year veteran of the Financial Management industry, Melissa was most recently Regional Credit Specialist and Director at The Private Bank of Union Bank for Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Ventura Counties. In her role, Melissa partnered with a team of specialists in wealth planning, investments, risk management, trust and estate services, banking and lending to bring customized solutions to clients. Prior to joining Union Bank, Melissa held leadership roles at Morgan Stanley Private Bank for the Los Angeles Metro Region, in the Private Bank of First Republic Bank and Bank of America. Melissa is a graduate of the Cornell University Leadership Management program and holds a bachelor's degree in Organizational Psychology from UCSB. A 40+ year resident of Santa Barbara, she serves on the Board of the United Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara County and on the Finance Committee for La Cumbre Country Club. She is a recipient of the Founder's Award for the Police Activities League and the Navy Leaguer of the Year award from the Navy League of the United States. Melissa is a member of the UCSB Planned Giving Advisors Council, the Santa Barbara Council of the Navy League of the United States, the Santa Barbara Wine and Food Society and the International Wine and Food Society.