Melissa has secured thousands of news articles and segments in various national, local and trade media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Associated Press, NBC Today Show, Huffington Post, Fortune Magazine, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Business Journal, Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post, Florida Trend, and Boca Raton Observer.
Melissa is Vice President of the Gold Coast Public Relations Council (GCPRC), South Florida’s largest independent group of PR, marketing and communications professionals, for 2019. She has been recognized twice by PRNews, the premiere magazine in the public relations industry, as one of the Top 15 PR Professionals to watch (nationally). She was celebrated in 2017 by South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine as an Up & Comer in the Public Relations category; Boca Life Magazine as one of the publication’s 2014 40 Under 40; and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as a professional who contributes significantly to both their organization and community as part of the publication’s inaugural 2012 Top Workplaces Awards.
Melissa resides in Delray Beach, Florida. She has represented Team USA in the Maccabi Games in Israel three times (1997, 2013, 2017) and twice in Europe (2015, upcoming 2019). Melissa is currently Chair of both the European and Pan Am Maccabi Games Team USA Half Marathon teams, and a founding member of the Maccabi USA Future Leaders Forum. She is a marathon runner and is currently training for the 2019 Boston Marathon!