Melissa Benham, senior project designer, Simeone Dreary Design Group
Melissa Benham has been named senior project designer at Simeone Deary Design Group. Benham will manage and oversee aspects of the firm's high-end residential projects. Most recently, she was design manager at Starbucks Coffee Co., where she oversaw the design of new stores and renovations of the company-owned and licensed locations. Before that, she held a variety of positions at Polo Ralph Lauren, Kara Mann Design, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Andre Balazs Properties. While at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, she managed in-house design projects for existing Remde and Bliss Spas throughout North America and Britain. A LEED Green Associate, Benham has an associate of Applied Science in Interior Design from Parsons The New School for Design in New York. She also has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.