Melody Wilder Wilson

Melody Wilder Wilson

 

Melody Wilder Wilson is currently a full-time community leader, volunteer, and mother. Passionate about UNICEF’s work for the world’s children, Melody has served on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Southeast, since May 2009. She is also currently on Davidson College’s Board of Visitors, is an active volunteer at her children’s high school, and actively supports numerous charitable organizations, particularly those devoted to protecting children. Melody has previously served on the boards of Global Health Action, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center, Aldersgate Homes, Inc., and Camp Glisson. She has served as a member of the Advisory Council to the Atlanta Women’s Agenda and has taught reading weekly to at risk elementary children through the Children’s Literature Outreach Program. 

Prior to assuming her role as full-time community leader, Melody served as an attorney for fifteen years.  She practiced law with the firm Kilpatrick & Cody and later started her own practice, specializing in land use and zoning matters. Melody represented a major cellular company in the original development of its cellular tower infrastructure throughout the state.  

Melody earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Davidson College in 1979 where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and she received her law degree from the University of Virginia in 1983.  Melody and her husband, David Wilson, live in Atlanta with their two children, Margaret and Ben.