Melissa Brown

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Melissa Brown

Melissa Brown joined AeroVironment in 2015 as the company’s Corporate Counsel. In 2016 she was appointed the company’s Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Prior to joining AeroVironment, Brown served as an associate attorney at K&L Gates LLP in Los Angeles, California and Jennings Strouss and Salmon PLC in Phoenix, Arizona, advising clients on a range of securities transactions, mergers & acquisitions and corporate governance issues.

She says AeroVironment is a great place to work because:

"I love being a part of the AV family, where people truly care about the company and each other. I enjoy the constant challenge of the variety of work I do and learning something new every day - no day for me at AV is like any other. It’s exciting to come to work each day and be a part of the innovative and creative work that we do and see how our products help our customers."

Melissa earned a juris doctor from the Arizona State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and molecular genetics from the University of California Los Angeles.