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Heath Melton Joins LLS Texas Gulf Coast Region Board of Directors

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HOUSTON, TX – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Texas Gulf Coast Region welcomes Heath Melton to the Board of Directors. Melton, Executive Vice President, Master Planned Communities (MPC), Residential at The Howard Hughes Corporation®, joins the board with a dedication to beating blood cancer.

Heath Melton

“Like many, I was personally impacted by cancer with the loss of my mother approximately five years ago which inspired and motivated my involvement in Light The Night Montgomery as a way of remembrance,” explained Melton. “I am extremely honored and excited to further my involvement in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in a greater capacity by joining the Gulf Coast Chapter as a board member in the quest to find a cure to beating cancer and more specifically blood cancers. Beating Cancer Is In Our Blood!”

Melton, a West Point graduate and US Army Combat Veteran, joined The Howard Hughes Corporation in 2015 and leads the award winning MPC efforts which include The Woodlands®, Bridgeland® and The Woodlands Hills®. While at Howard Hughes, Melton has supported the Montgomery County Light the Night as an Executive Challenger since 2016 and has been recognized as a Top-5 fundraiser in the nation two years in a row (2018 & 2019).




Melton is married to Shannon and they have two children, Milan and Westin.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against cancer. The LLS mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit