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SVP of Business Development, GGP
As the senior vice president of business development at GGP Inc., Melinda Holland is responsible for growing and evolving new retail business for the renowned retail real estate company. Her expertise in the fundamental areas of creating brand pop-ups, developing brand partnerships and sponsorships have created iconic, innovative shopping experiences for GGP’s 126 retail properties. A GGP veteran, Holland’s tenure with the company spans over 20 years. Prior to leading the business development arm of GGP, she was a vice president of asset management. Her career in retail began at Pyramid Company in Syracuse, where she held various positions in marketing, leasing and specialty leasing for their 1.1 million square foot shopping center. Holland earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and American history at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.