Elizabeth Mell has spent her career in professional services marketing and business development strategy. Before starting her own company, She served as the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Montgomery McCracken. She has held positions at several other law firms, including Fox Rothschild, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Morgan Lewis. Her career path includes working at DuPont Legal and the Philadelphia Bar Association. Three times in her career she has taken on newly-created roles, introducing and pioneering new programs. Her tenure in the three sectors of business has given her a unique perspective on how professional services are bought, sold and delivered.
Elizabeth entered Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney as a Marketing Manager and progressed to Director of Diversity, where she was responsible for developing and launching the firm’s diversity program and women’s initiative.
She spent five years as the Collaboration Manager for DuPont’s Network of Primary Law Firms and Service Providers. she was the first person in this position, which was conceived by DuPont’s outside counsel. She facilitated collaboration among the 40 firms in the DuPont Legal Model to create opportunities for the firms and service providers to generate new business, as well as referrals between Network members.
She began her career in the member services department at the 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association for eight years. As the Director of Member Services, she oversaw operations for the association’s 60 standing committees, seven sections and the Young Lawyers Division. Elizabeth managed member programs, public service programs, committee leaders and volunteer corps.
On the personal side, the quality of life in my local community is especially important to me. I am active in several nonprofit organizations where I have developed personal and professional connections. I currently serve on the board of the National Adoption Center (NAC), the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce, Meditation 4 Leadership, as well as volunteering for the SeniorLAW Center’s communications committee. I am also on the Vestry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Previously, I served on the board of the Foundation for the Advancement of Technology in Education (FATE). I also spend time volunteering with the PSPCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BBBSEPA). In 2011, I participated in the Leadership Philadelphia Executive Program.
I was born in Middlebury, Vermont, where my dad was a professor of English. I grew up outside of Wilmington, Delaware. I graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in English Literature. I had to do something besides read.