Melissa Langley Braude

Community Relations and Political Director


Melissa Langley Braude serves as the Community Relations and Political Director for The Fiorentino Group. In this role, she is responsible for managing TFG’s political fundraising efforts, planning special events for the firm and engaging with the local community.

In 2018, Melissa took a brief leave of absence from the firm to accept a position in Washington, D.C. at the Corporation for National and Community Service as the Special Assistant to the Director of AmeriCorps State and National. In this role, she served as an agency liaison and managed the Director’s special initiatives. Melissa also provided logistical support for competitive and non-competitive grant competitions.

In 2014, Melissa worked on behalf of the Lenny Curry for Mayor Campaign. This opportunity allowed Melissa to develop relationships with local campaign donors and community leaders.

Prior to joining TFG, Melissa worked at the Republican Party of Florida and served on the fundraising team for Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater.

In 2022, Melissa was selected as a “Rising Star” in Florida politics by Influence Magazine. She is a member of the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville and serves on the Board for The Allison Brundick Haramis Foundation, Angels For Allison.

Melissa graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Criminal Justice from The Florida State University. She and her husband live in Jacksonville, FL.