President & CEO
As President and CEO of Gibson Arnold & Associates, Melinda Delmonico provides the organization with strategic vision and leadership in serving the national legal community. Melinda has significant industry experience and unique expertise regarding the company’s business and operations. For nearly two decades she has developed relationships with hiring managers and partners in the legal community, gaining a first-hand understanding of the industries and practice areas important to her clients.
“When I joined Gibson Arnold & Associates, I was starting from scratch. Today, my network of professional connections spans the nation. I attribute our success in this field to listening, providing outstanding service and getting results for our clients and candidates.”
Melinda joined Gibson Arnold & Associates in 1992, opening the company’s Denver office. She acquired the company from founder Yahne Gibson, in 2004. Prior to joining Gibson Arnold & Associates, Melinda worked as a Director for CMS/Data Corporation (now Aderant), which provides financial information and time-based billing software and systems for law firms.
Melinda holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communication, with a minor in journalism, from Texas A&M University. She is an associate member of the Denver/Colorado Bar Association, as well as a member of the Corporate Secretary Association, the Alliance of Professional Women and the Denver Metro Chamber. As part of the Chamber, she has participated in Leadership Denver class of 2011, Leadership Exchange 2009, and Access Denver 2010. She frequently speaks to organizations and law schools about the legal industry and job market. Melinda also previously served as President of the Jeffco Schools Foundation. She is currently a board member of ALIGHT, an organization dedicated to unlocking a fresh start for human trafficking survivors.
Gibson Arnold & Associates belongs to or sponsors a wide range of legal professional organizations, in which Melinda participates. These include NAPS (the National Association of Placement Professionals) and the national and local (Denver, Houston and Los Angeles) chapters of organizations for lawyers, paralegals, support staff, administrators, litigation support and electronic discovery.
“I’ve learned so much from my parents – from my father, a philosopher and Hungarian freedom fighter who came to the United States in 1950; and from my mother, who was able to build a successful business from the ground up. Because of their experience, I have a unique appreciation for democracy and free expression of thought.”
Outside the office, Melinda enjoys spending time with her husband and three active sons at their home in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. She is eagerly studying and practicing the Hungarian language. In addition, Melinda enjoys reading, designing jewelry and following politics.