Melinda Davis Lux serves as an Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for United Community Bank. In this role, she is responsible for the company’s legal and governance affairs, provides guidance for significant transactional, regulatory, and strategic matters, and works closely with the company’s Board of Directors.
Davis Lux holds more than 20 years of experience advising clients as a corporate and M&A attorney. Prior to United, she was a partner with Womble Bond Dickinson in Greenville, S.C., and served as a Global Board Member of Womble Bond Dickinson International. Earlier in her career, Davis Lux was a partner with the Wyche Law Firm, a corporate associate for Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP, and Law Clerk to the Honorable Alexander B. Denson of the U.S. District Court in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Davis Lux is involved with a variety of professional organizations, including the American Law Institute, the American Bar Foundation, the American Bar Association Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, and the Association for Corporate Growth. She holds a Master of Laws in Taxation from the New York University School of Law, a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School, an MBA from Clemson University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College.
Davis Lux serves on the Board of Directors of the Upstate International and World Affairs Council and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Greenville Symphony, the Greenville Small Business Development Corporation, and Greenville County First Steps. She is a graduate of both Leadership Greenville and Leadership South Carolina and a Liberty Fellow.