Strategic Business Development Leader | Associate No matter what Melissa Kelley is doing, she does it with a smile and a laugh. Henderson’s strategic business development leader and an associate, “MK” guides our firm’s national business development efforts. Helping facilitate annual planning and pursuits, she plays an integral role in procuring work, building lasting client relationships, and planning and executing client events. A big fan of elevating our doers to embrace their seller side, MK also leads Henderson’s Business Development Academy, a yearly professional development series that takes traditional business development techniques and infuses them with our processes and one-of-a-kind culture. Since 2007, MK has thrived in business development roles throughout the AEC industry, and in 2014 we were lucky enough to bring her talents to Henderson. Known for a shrewd ability to connect with pretty much anyone and everyone, MK is a perfect example that we’re about more than buildings – we’re about people, experiences, and potential. Oh, and humor – she always brings the jokes. We’re not kidding.