Director of Marketing and Communications | Arlington, VA 

About Melina: 

Curious, Go with the flow
Perceptive, Collaborative      Connect the dots, Food as medicine. Musician, Traveler      


BS Economics, Duke

MBA  & MS in Management Science, The Lisbon MBA in collaboration with MIT Sloan



Melina brings over 10 years of experience in strategic communications, brand development and online marketing. She has developed and successfully executed strategic integrated marketing, branding and communications plans across a variety of industries, in both the private and public sector. As the Marketing and Communications Director for Renaissance Planning Group, Melina leads the Strategic Communications practice as well as all internal marketing and business development activities. She is well versed in the latest digital and print marketing and design tools and techniques and has contributed her expertise to developing rich visual and written storytelling elements for several of our key projects, including developing branding, websites, key messages, graphics and infographics, executive summary style documents. 

I believe... 

A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life” –Jean Ingelow

“Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. The iMac is not just the color or translucence or the shape of the shell. The essence of the iMac is to be the finest possible computer in which each element plays together.” –Steve Jobs

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” -Erich Fromm