University of Dayton
Public Relations Major, Minor in Marketing
Graduation: May, 2006
Hometown: Hudson, OH
Current Employer: Hafenbrack Marketing
As a 2006 graduate of the University of Dayton,Â Melissa came on as an internÂ during her senior yearÂ with a concentration in Public Relations support. As her internship progressed and graduation approached, Hafenbrack feltÂ there was an opportunity to bring Melissa on as a full-time employee after graduation.
Melissa completed her studies in May of 2006 with a BA in Communications and a Minor in Marketing, and she began work full-time immediately.Â In addition to her intern experience at Hafenbrack, Melissa worked with The Big Picture Advertising Agency in Cleveland, Ohio and Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio.
Brought on as a Public Relations Specialist, Melissa continues to work in the PR field. She is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America and a board member for the PRSA Dayton Chapter.Â In addition to PR support for Hafenbrack and their clients, Melissa coordinates and manages event planning through her company.
Melissa was elevated to aÂ Project Manager in 2007. In addition to her Public Relations role, Melissa is responsible for support of the Hafenbrack Account Executive Team, regular client interface, and day-to-day management of jobs from entry to delivery.