A 20-year veteran of the hospitality and distribution industries, Melena is responsible for design and implementation of all sales aspects of the R.S. Lipman portfolio throughout the state of Florida. Melena is a hands-on manager who regularly works the market with reps, providing professional support and product education. She attended Seminole State College prior to pursuing a lifelong career in the hospitality industry. With a passion and love for the wine and spirits industry, Melena’s previously held positions with multiple distributors where she successfully built territories and brands. Together, she and her husband have two sons; they reside in New Smyrna Beach, FL.