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Joel Paul Mellis

Joel Paul Mellis, American communications company executive, lawyer. Bar: New York 1960. Served with United States Army, 1959-1960. Member American Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, American Society Corporation Secretaries, Westchester-Fairfield Corporation Counsel Association, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Background

  • Mellis, Joel Paul was born on July 23, 1934 in Bronx, New York, United States. Son of Samuel and Yetta (Goldner) Mellis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science cum laude, New York University, 1956. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1959.

    Career

    • Senior attorney Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1961-1963. Corporate Counsel Raytheon Corporation, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1964-1965. Senior attorney GTE Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut, 1965-1974, corporation secretary, 1974-1985, also director subsidiaries.

      Vice president finance services service corporation of GTE Corporation, since 1985. Also president GTE Leasing Corporation, Tampa, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1960.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1959-1960. Member American Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, American Society Corporation Secretaries, Westchester-Fairfield Corporation Counsel Association, Beta Gamma Sigma.

    Connections

    • Married Ellen Steinam, July 2, 1967. Children– Jon Andrew, James Stephen, Elizabeth Gail.
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    Born July 23, 1934
    • 1956
      New York University
    • 1959
      Harvard University
    • 1961 - 1963
      Senior, attorney Securities and Exchange Commission
      Washington, United States
    • 1964 - 1965
      corporation counsel, Raytheon Corporation
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1965 - 1974
      senior, attorney General Telephone & Electronics Corporation Corporation
      Stamford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1985
      vice president, finance services service corporation of General Telephone & Electronics Corporation Corporation