Mel Parks works at Fifth Third Bank as the Chicago Retail & Business Banking HR Leader. In this role, he works closely with leadership on strategic/tactical initiatives, understanding and translating business goals into actionable HR processes. Mel’s professional passions include Talent Development, Coaching and People Operations. Mel graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a degree in Cinema & Photography. For fun, he loves to garden, cook and spend time with his poodles Sebastian & Percy.