Board Spotlight: Melinda Pepperl

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June 12, 2017
Melinda Pepperl has worked with Fossil Group since January 2010 as an in-house corporate counsel, and specializes in handling transactional corporate, real estate, marketing and advertising legal matters. 

Pepperl has made it her mission to connect small and large business in the Richardson area so that important leadership skills are shared throughout the community. 

“Being in a leadership role at Fossil, it's important to recognize the need to share those skills with others similarly situated who hold seats on both the elected and advisory boards [of the Chamber],” said Pepperl. 

Pepperl uses a variety of skills to pass onto her colleagues through the positions that she has held on the chamber’s board of directors, the Women in Leadership steering committee, and the advisory committee within the board. 

Pepperl says that leadership skills such as the ability to “set direction, motivate, and inspire and assist in developing,” are important to share. 

Fossil Group’s company culture has influenced Pepperl’s desire to give back. 

“Fossil is a company that strongly believes in giving back to the community,” said Pepperl. “Through our global giving and sustainability efforts, we are making a big difference in the lives of others, while also doing all we can to save the planet.” 

Pepperl is pleased to be a member of the board of directors, which aligns closely with her values. 

“Collectively, we come together and make prudent decisions for the betterment of this great community and the City of Richardson,” says Pepperl. 

Prior to her work at Fossil Group, Pepperl also worked as a real estate attorney at Leggett & Clemons, PLLC. 

Pepperl graduated with a J.D. in law from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2001. 
Jacob Wallace, intern, (972) 792-2800