Jeff Melucci is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. He leads the Corporate Affairs team responsible for supporting all corporate board functions, ensuring the relevant corporate governance and securities laws and communication protocols are adhered to, and supporting the corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits and real estate matters in the business. In addition to his Corporate Secretary duties, Mr. Melucci also serves as General Counsel of Kimberly Clark International. In this capacity, Mr. Melucci leads the global legal department of the company's fast growing international consumer businesses in all operations outside of North America. He joined Kimberly-Clark in April of 2013.
Prior to being appointed to his current role, Mr. Melucci served in a variety of General Counsel and legal roles for General Electric Company (2004-2013). Most recently, he was General Counsel of GE’s Aviation Systems business as well as Chief M&A Counsel for GE Aviation, a $20B+ world-leading provider of jet engines and aviation systems for commercial and military aircraft. In this role, Mr. Melucci specialized in cross-border M&A initiatives that included over $20B of acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures around the world.
Before joining GE, Mr. Melucci worked in the Cincinnati office of Frost Brown Todd, a law firm with over 475 attorneys, serving some of America's top corporations and emerging companies. He specialized in complex commercial litigation as well as product liability litigation.
This past year, Mr. Melucci received D Magazine’s Corporate Counsel Award for Outstanding Deputy General Counsel. He was also honored by the General Counsel Forum as a 2015 Magna Stella Award Nominee for Outstanding Associate General Counsel.
Mr. Melucci attended Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development (2012). He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law (2001) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from The Ohio State University (1995). While at Ohio State, Mr. Melucci studied English Literature at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Melucci has served on the Board of Directors for the Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor and the Freestore Foodbank. He also led GE’s Community Service Fund and United Way Campaign Special Events fundraising efforts.