Melissa Ackison grew up in a blue collar neighborhood on the West Side of Columbus, Ohio. She is currently the co-owner and managing partner of Ackison Surveying LLC. Melissa and her husband Rich are the proud parents of four boys. While one son works for the family business as a surveyor, another son serves our country in the U.S. Army. Their younger sons are 8-years and 11-months-old.Prior to partnering with her husband to run their family business, she owned a successful staffing company servicing the needs of the handicapped, elderly and disabled. Although she currently resides in Union county, Melissa plays an active role in the community she was raised in. When Melissa became involved in the real estate market, she invested back into the community by restoring dilapidated properties with the help of community members.
In addition to building businesses from the ground up, Melissa has served in professional roles both internationally and domestically in Human Resources. She focused on employee and labor relations, organizational design, and policy implementation. Melissa has also served as lead negotiator in Union matters. Her efforts in effectively serving the employees within this scope led to an unprecedented event – Union employees led decertification efforts through the National Labor Relations Board.
Like many other small businesses, her business has been hurt due to detrimental and intrusive government policies. Good intentions do not equate to the creation of good policies that benefit the American people. Our current political leadership lacks the moral courage to stand up for its citizens who take part in the great American tradition of starting their own businesses.
Melissa's Visit to Washington
During the summer of 2017, Melissa and her husband Rich were invited to Washington D.C. on two different occasions to share about their experiences of being victims of ObamaCare.Through Melissa’s perseverance and unwillingness to give up, she has effectively worked through multiple levels within the government to achieve policy goals. She has spent time in Washington meeting with both President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and multiple cabinet members. While in Washington, Melissa addressed the multitude of issues plaguing the hard working Americans and small business owners.
Although she may not have any formal political experience, she has a lifelong history of fighting for the American people.
Limitations are not acceptable to Melissa. Her love for the United States is unwavering and the movement and people behind her are strong. Her achievements and successes are numerous despite the roadblocks that have been thrown in her way. She is unstoppable and fearless.