Melinda Cross

Melinda is passionate about creating innovative communication strategies, brand storytelling platforms, thought leadership campaigns, and conversation-changing content. She believes words are powerful tools to move your brand purpose forward within your organization, your industry, the marketplace and the world.

Her experience ranges from Fortune 500s and mid-sized private companies to not-for-profits, foundations and start-ups. Clients consider her particularly adept at unraveling complex and multi-layered information into simpler, more memorable language to inspire and engage audiences.

Prior to starting her communications consultancy, Melinda held creative director/writer positions at leading agencies in Chicago including Leo Burnett, DMB&B, Euro RSCG, and Frankel (now ARC). She holds a M.A. from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in political science and communications. Melinda began her communications career as an assistant press secretary in the U.S. Senate. Melinda resides in New York City.