Melissa provides no-nonsense communications counsel working with organizations and individuals to help them assess their reputational goals, define their strategy and messaging — and drive sustainable business results. She is an unflappable partner during times of transition and crisis, and also provides media relations, executive communications, employee engagement, thought leadership and content development services.
With more than 25 years of domestic and international experience leading global brand communications for McDonald’s Corp., AT&T and Ford Motor Co., among others, Melissa has comprehensive domestic and international experience in consumer, food safety, telecom, healthcare, hospitality and manufacturing sectors.
She is well regarded for her hands-on communications skills and ability to engage highly productive teams. She has won a variety of awards during her career, including the FleishmanHillard John D. Graham Award for Excellence, the McDonald’s Team Award and the McDonald’s President’s Award.
Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. She lives in Lake Forest, Illinois.