Melissa leads the Purdue Polytechnic Institute marcomm team in marketing, brand management, communication strategies and marketing support services for our faculty and staff throughout the college. Before joining the Polytechnic, Melissa spent more than 20 years developing and executing marketing strategies for a wide range of technology, defense, manufacturing and public sector entities. From bomb-disposal robots to virtual computing to the rollers that keep hot dogs warm at your local gas station, Melissa has a broad range of marketing and strategic planning experience.
Melissa is a proud Indiana transplant and a graduate of Florida State University. On her journey from Florida to Indiana, she acquired a husband, two children, three Harleys, a martial arts school and miscellaneous four-legged family members along the way.