Mary Ellen Leary

MELwebsitecropBWPresident:  The MEL Group, LLC

Mary Ellen is well known in the Twin Cities through her extensive leadership activities and her 30+ years of broad human resources and organization development experience.  She led the HR function for five firms in the insurance, financial services and high tech sectors.  She was also Managing Principal for the Minneapolis office of an international human resources consulting firm.

Mary Ellen is a trusted advisor and business partner to her clients.  Her clients span the e-commerce, high-tech, manufacturing, service, distribution, real estate, construction, aviation, professional services and nonprofit sectors.

Her areas of expertise include:

–HR Department operations
–Organizational design and change management
–Strategic human resource assessment, planning, practices design and implementation
–Talent management, including succession planning and staffing
–Strategic compensation
–Executive coaching and development
–Regulatory compliance

Mary Ellen earned her MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Catherine University, also in St. Paul.  She received the SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources). She is also a Certified Executive Coach through the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara and is certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.

For more information please visit or contact Mary Ellen at:

melgrouplogoPhone:  651-688-0380
Cell:  952-210-9899

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