Mr. Melendez moved to New York City in 1967. He graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School with honors. He subsequently attended Fordham University for three years but left to provide financial help for his mother. He and his mother moved to Seaford in 1990. Mr. Melendez continues to reside in Seaford with his wife, Carol and his stepdaughter. His stepdaughter graduated from Indian River High School and the University of Maryland and is currently in graduate school for her master’s degree in education.
Mr. Melendez joined Baltimore Trust Co. in 1992 as a bilingual teller. He trained in the loan department and went to the Bethany Branch to gain branch operations experience. In 1997, he was appointed Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of the Rehoboth Beach Branch. In 1999 he was promoted to the Main office in Selbyville as the Branch Manager and Security Officer for the bank. He currently holds the position of Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager in the Selbyville Branch.
Mr. Melendez is a community member of the Indian River School District Consolidated Application Committee as well as a community member for the district in the Executive Leadership Program through the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. Mr. Melendez was previously a member of the Sussex County Rotary Club and served as its Treasurer.