Gregg Melinson is Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, for the Hewlett-Packard Company in September of 2013, after having spent the preceding two years driving HP’s political and public policy agenda and supporting the growth of HP’s Public Sector business as HP’s Vice President for Global Government Affairs and Deputy General Counsel.
Prior to HP, Melinson was Chief Marketing Partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, a 700-lawyer national law firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, where Melinson led all strategic client development activities and helped double firm revenue between 2005 and 2010.
A 20-year veteran at DBR, who founded and led the DBR Government Affairs practice, Melinson took time from the firm to serve as deputy general counsel to former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge from 1995 to 1997.
Melinson has a long and distinguished record of civic and charitable engagement in Pennsylvania and California, and he also has written and spoken on a number of topics, including economic competitiveness, international business strategy, election law, and advocacy in administrative rulemaking. Most recently, he lectured at the Stanford University Directors College on the role of boards in overseeing corporate political activity. Melinson was a frequent political commentator in the Greater Philadelphia area and appeared regularly on local television and radio broadcasts to discuss the political landscape and other current topics. He currently sits on the executive committees of the boards of directors of the Information Technology Industry Council and TechNet, two of the technology industry’s leading advocacy groups.
Melinson holds a J.D. degree from the Duke University School of Law and graduated maxima cum laude with a B.A. in English from La Salle University. Along with his wife, Pam, and their two sons, JP and Austin, Melinson resides in Menlo Park, California.