Marketing and Communications Manager, Indy Arts Council

Melissa thrives on making connections and crafting experiences. She is an accomplished marketer and designer with over 15 years of industry experience. Melissa is currently Marketing and Communications Manager at Indy Arts Council where she leads compelling advertising campaigns, drives the digital media strategy, and generates awareness and excitement around key events. In addition to her creative work, she is passionate about building culture and working to improve equity in the industry.

Melissa was previously Head of PR and Events at Pivot Marketing, where she worked with numerous notable clients including GANGGANG, Oliver Winery, The Parks Alliance of Indianapolis, Visit Bloomington, and Bottleworks District. Melissa is currently a member of the Indy Maven Operations Board. Her past community involvement includes serving as a Board Director with Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation and as President of AIGA Indianapolis.

Melissa earned her BFA in Visual Communication from Ball State University. She is a yogi, craft beer enthusiast, and Indy food scene champion. She lives in Midtown with her husband Craig and their three kids.
“I joined the Indy Maven board because I believe in this community. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help shape the Indy Maven brand and bring awareness to all the benefits it offers local women.”