Executive Producer Melissa Patruno has been helming events for Fortune 500 and 100 companies since 2011. Her experience spans a wide range of industries, including technology, automotive, pharmaceutical, franchise, commercial, and finance. Both creatively and logistically minded, Melissa is passionate about the events industry and sees her work as a way to unite people around a shared purpose while promoting individual and organizational growth.
With her Digital Event Strategist (DES) certification from PCMA, Melissa has been the driving force behind Bishop-McCann’s virtual event strategy. “Too often,” she says, “people try to approach digital events as if they were simply broadcasting a live production. While both are powerful tools for engaging and motivating people, it is important to know the right way to reach each of these two unique audiences.”
In her personal life, Melissa maintains a steady mindfulness and meditation practice, and when time permits, you will find her at an Esalen yoga retreat or on a Vipassana meditation retreat. She is also a certified Integrative Nutrition & Health Coach.