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John Melikian Named UEI Executive Director

As recently announced by President Nelsen, John Melikian has been chosen as the new executive director for , Inc. (UEI), effective July 16. Since 2018, he has been serving as UEI’s general counsel and risk manager.

John received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Fresno. After graduation, John worked for a public accounting firm in Fresno where he earned his license to practice as a certified public accountant. Later, John earned his juris doctorate from UC Davis, and went on to practice law for nine years as a litigator for civil and criminal cases throughout California.

John eventually changed his career focus to join California State University, Fresno Association, Inc. where he served for over 18 years as its associate executive director and staff counsel. During his time at Fresno State, John provided advice and counsel to five other university auxiliary organization boards of directors.

UEI is pleased to welcome John to his new role as Executive Director and is extremely appreciative to outgoing UEI Executive Director Jim Reinhart for his leadership over the past 14 years. Jim’s last day will be Aug. 4.