Melissa Herkt
77
Auburn, Alabama

Chair, Administration and Finance Committee

Herkt earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Auburn University in 1977. In 2012, she retired as president and chief operating officer of the Plant Web Solutions Group at Emerson Process Management in Austin, Texas. She currently resides in Auburn, Alabama.

Herkt is a member of the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council and the Engineering Strategic Leadership Team, and is a mentor to the Auburn Engineers without Borders organization and two-time member of the Engineers without Border’s travel team to Bolivia. She is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association and 2015 recipient of the Auburn Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

Herkt is a member of Auburn’s 1856 Society, Petrie Society, Foy Society (25 Years) and the Engineering Ginn Society.