LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Melissa L. Bandy, attorney with Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, has graduated with the Leadership Greater Little Rock class of 2015.
Each year, 50 class members are selected from hundreds of applicants to participate in the nine-month program. One day a month, October through June, the class meets at a different central Arkansas venue to explore topics through expert speakers, panelists, tours and group presentations. Sessions include history, community education, government and politics, criminal justice and public safety, health care, military, economic development, and quality of life.
Since 1985, Leadership Greater Little Rock has graduated more than 1,400 community leaders, including a future secretary of state, president pro tempore of the senate, Adjutant General of the Arkansas National Guard, two university presidents, four Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce chairmen, and a federal judge.
Bandy advises business and individual clients in all commercial transactions including a variety of lending, real estate, public finance, corporate governance, entity formation and general business matters. She represents restaurants, retailers and hotels in securing on-premises and off-premises liquor permits from the Alcohol Beverage Control Division and advises clients regarding statutes and regulations governing liquor permit holders.
Along with Leadership Greater Little Rock, Bandy is a member of the Pulaski County, Arkansas, and American Bar Associations and was named to Arkansas Business’ 2012 list of “Twenty in Their Twenties.”
Bandy received a B.A. in English from Davidson College in 2006 before graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law in 2011 with high honors