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Melanie McLane

Melanie H. McLane of Central was appointed to the Commission in June 2024. She represents Pickens County.

She currently serves as the director of human resources for Arthrex, a global medical device company and leader in multi-specialty, minimally-invasive surgical technology innovation, scientific research, manufacturing, and medical education.  

McLane has spent her entire career in manufacturing in both engineering and human resources roles for various companies in the Upstate.  
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Clemson University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina. She maintains her certification as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Following graduation from Clemson University, she began her career in supply chain at West Point Stevens and later as a manufacturing engineer at Sauer Danfoss.

In 2006 she joined Lockheed Martin first as an international sales representative (Singapore) and later transitioned to project manager and then senior planning operations representative.

In 2008 she joined Michelin North America where she held various positions in engineering and human resources, including industrial engineer, project management, and facility personnel management, working at several locations across manufacturing and corporate operations.  

She is active in the community by serving on several boards, including the Anderson Area Business and Education Alliance and the WorkLink Workforce Development Board. While at Michelin, she led local United Way, American Heart Association, and March of Dimes campaigns, as well as the Michelin Challenge Education initiatives. She is a Riley Institute Diversity Fellow and a Conference Board Engagement Institute Research Fellow. Currently she actively volunteers as an activity school bus driver for Pickens County School District and is an active poll worker for the Pickens County Board of Voter Registration and Elections.