Melody Lewis-Engram

Director of Finance | Email: melody@uic.edu | Office: 312-355-4784

Melody Lewis-Engram has been the Finance Director since 2000. She is the intermediary between the University of Illinois and Cure Violence on all financial matters. Her responsibilities include budgeting, reporting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, contracting and compliance with financial requirements for Cure Violence.

Before joining Cure Violence, she worked for Alltel Communications, Inc. for 8 years in various Accounting positions and as a Project Manager in Marketing. At Alltel, she was responsible for the roll out of voice products to a variety of markets in the telecommunications industry as well as Tax, Fixed Asset, Job Cost and Project Accounting responsibilities. In Project Accounting, she was responsible for a $285 Million capital budget that included the development of cell sites in over 30 markets.

Melody has over 32 years of experience in the Financial Industry. Melody completed training in Project Management from DePaul University and completed undergraduate work at The University of Illinois as well as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a member of the Association of Financial Professionals in Business.