Melissa O’Reilly is a Black Fret member who was hired in August 2019 as the Director of Membership. She brings 15 years of experience in a variety of state political/legislative roles, and as corporate counsel for a healthcare software company, but she has a passion for nonprofits and has volunteered extensively for several local organizations.
A lifelong music lover, Melissa moved to Austin as soon as she could after college graduation. She has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida and a J.D. from Texas Tech University. She met her husband Brian while they were working as Capitol staffers, and their first date was at a secret Blues Traveler show at The Continental Club. Many years later, they have two kids and still love attending live music shows around town whenever they can.