Melissa Vela-Williamson, M.A., APR, CDP

Author, Founder - MVW Communications

Melissa Vela-Williamson is an accredited, internationally-recognized public relations expert, national columnist, podcast host and author. With two decades of multicultural and integrated communications experience, Melissa serves as a consultant, trainer, and account director at her boutique firm, MVW Communications. She has directed communication efforts for more than 90 organizations. With unique experience in internal communications and DEI, Melissa leverages her PR expertise and acumen as a certified diversity professional to create social good. Her book, "Smart Talk: Public Relations Essentials All Pros Should Know" was published Oct. 2022 and quickly became an Amazon Bestseller.