Melody Fetske has been with the Library since 1994, and was promoted from controller to director of administrative services and controller in 1999 and in 2007 to director of finance and administration. In 2018, Melody became senior advisor to the director, playing a key role in the building renovation and other institution-wide projects. Prior to coming to the Folger, she was controller for 12 years at a trade association promoting skiing, as well as controller for an international law firm, and treasurer for a Federal Credit Union. Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, Ms Fetske earned her BA in 1972 from Mary Washington College and after completing post graduate business credits earned her CPA credentials in 1992. Active in her local community, she was an adjudicator for the Washington Area Community Theatre Awards (2000–2003) and currently serves as treasurer of The Elden Street Players dba NextStop Theatre. She has also served on several town advisory committees appointed by the Herndon Town Council to make recommendations for a Herndon Arts Center. She is a three-term past president of the Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts and served as Treasurer on the foundation’s board until 2014. Ms Fetske's professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of CPAs (statewide Technology Committee Chair 1997–1999; Resource Group Leader, 2001–2002).