Department of State
Ms. C. Melonie Parker-Hill joined the Department of State (DOS) in November 1997 after serving 8 years with the Department of Air Force. Since her arrival at State, Melonie has served four diverse Bureaus including Foreign Service Institute, Population, Refugees, and Migration, Western Hemisphere Affairs, and the Information Resource Management.
After returning from an excursion assignment in Havana, Cuba, in 2003 Melonie joined the Enterprise Server Operations Center (ESOC) and has served in various roles prior to achieving her current position where she now serves as the Division Chief of Operations and Maintenance. Within ESOC, she leads a diverse group of professionals who provide Enterprise Data Center support to include Security, Program and Project Management, and related services to DOS employees both domestically and at Post.
Melonie has had the pleasure of playing a key role in many enterprise data center firsts at the Department to include the design and build-out of the first Tier III ESOC on the east coast and the first Tier III ESOC on the west coast. Most recently, 2014, she led construction efforts which paved the way for the Department’s very first Modular Data Center (MDC). Each endeavor cultivated state-of-the-art services and established increased efficiency capabilities for DOS. The MDC footprint incorporates a containerized date center concept which allows the Department to sustain environmental efficiency differently than those lost in traditional data centers.