Melissa Carlson Joins National Life's People Center

Melissa Carlson

Montpelier, VT - (August 24, 2017)  Melissa Carlson has joined National Life in a senior role in the People Center, the company’s human resources department.

Carlson has been appointed associate vice president for talent management and will report to Michael Veilleux, interim chief people officer.

Carlson most recently was director of global learning and development at QuintilesIMS, a global information and technology-enabled healthcare service provider based in Durham, N.C. She led their global leadership development strategy and several initiatives as part of a recent merger.

Prior to QuintilesIMS, Carlson was Dimensions Data, a subsidiary of the information technology company NTT. She has also worked Hypertherm in Hanover, N.H., and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is a board member of the Upper Valley Business Education Partnership and lives in Lyme, N.H.

Carlson will work out of National Life’s Montpelier headquarters.

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Contact: Ross Sneyd, corporate communications, National Life Group, 802.229.3866.

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