Melanie Powell
First Vice President, Resident Director - Wealth Management Advisor
2 Crosfield Avenue
West Nyack, NY 10994
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Whatever your personal goals may be, I will work together with you, one-on-one, to develop a personalized financial strategy designed to help you pursue your long-term goals.

Melanie Powell

Melanie has been in the financial services industry since 2008 and joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2010. As Resident Director, Melanie oversees the advisory services and risk management for the West Nyack, NY office. Her goal is to proactively support and make a positive impact on financial advisors and the clients they serve. As a producing director, she understands the importance of engaging clients to uncover their concerns and priorities.  She is also Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor. Melanie also holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation from the College for Financial Planning Institutes Corp.  Proudly, she earned her Certified Investment Management Analyst® from the Investment and Wealth Institute while completing the course through Yale University.

Melanie received her Bachelor of Science in Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta with a concentration in Finance. Melanie is a former board member for Homeaides of Rockland and a former member of the New City Rotary. She was the past president of the Broadacres Women's Golf League and volunteers with local organizations.

Sharing her investment knowledge with the community is something she's very proud of.  Taking the time to hold classes for women investors to teach them about different investment options, what they are and how they work.   

She currently lives in Bardonia, New York.

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I follow the deep-seated Merrill tradition of participating in the communities we serve. This drives my interest in spending time volunteering with organizations in our community.

Meet Our Professional Staff
Katherine Melissa Velazquez
Wealth Management Client Associate - Resident Director Assistant
Deidre La Placa
Wealth Management Client Associate
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Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™, CRPC™, and the CRPC™ logo are certification marks or registered certification marks of The College for Financial Planning Institutes Corp. in the United States.
Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst®. Use of CIMA®, and/or Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed the Institute’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management professionals.
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