Mon, May 23, 2016
Senior Director, Planning and Communication, A. Duda & Sons, Inc.
Stacy Mello is Senior Director of Planning and Communication for DUDA, a diversified land company, headquartered in Oviedo, Florida, with agricultural and real estate operations. As a fourth generation member of the Duda family, Mello began her 20-year career in 1996 as a marketing manager in her family’s sod business. Her talents shifted in 2004 to support the corporate strategic planning area. In her current role, Mello is part of DUDA’s senior management team and works closely with the executive team and various governance leaders.
In addition to her employment at DUDA, Mello has served on the Duda Family Council since its inception in 2004. For the past three years she has served as Council Chairman leading Council efforts to connect members of the Duda family to one another and to the business they own together.
2016 marks DUDA’s 90th anniversary as a family-owned business. In 2010, DUDA had the good fortune to successfully transition company leadership from the third to the fourth generation. The Duda family is made up of 200 family members and ownership of the business is shared between 100+ minority shareholders and includes family members from the third, fourth and fifth generations.