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Finance, Operations & Rankings
Although not as visible as the other two owners, Mel Wheeler is a critical part of our agency. As Jaffe’s CEO of Finance & Operations, she ensures that every back-office aspect of Jaffe is managed in a timely and accurate manner. Mel’s accounting experience extends back more than three decades and includes positions in a diverse range of industries, including law, real estate, oil and gas, interior design, and hospitality. She applies this love of numbers to oversee the agency’s general accounting needs, including preparation of financial statements, accounts receivable and accounts payable, and employee benefits and payroll. Because of her commitment to excellence, Mel has been recognized by the National Association of Professional Women.
Mel’s stellar concentration and precision serve her well outside the office. In her spare time, she participates in barrel racing, a rodeo event that has her running the cloverleaf pattern on her powerful horses with grace and speed. She also trains her Border Collie and Australian Cattle Dog (blue heeler) for agility trials. Mel enjoys giving back by supporting charitable causes such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Wounded Warriors Project and Muscular Dystrophy Association.