Melanie Chavez, of Hyde Park, has been appointed as JLC President for 2011-2012. Chavez has been a member of the Junior League of Cincinnati since 2002, and has held leadership positions including Publicity/Marketing Chair, MindPeace Co-Chair, and Nominating Chair. In 2007 she was awarded the JLC Presidents Award for her leadership within MindPeace, a four year collaboration with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She is an active member of the Mind Peace Board of Trustees and the Cincinnati Opera Association Board. She holds degrees from Xavier University and SMU, and is a Principal with Chavez Properties, a third generation family business headquartered in Cincinnati.