In her role, Melissa will drive new and existing client relationships and opportunities in our healthcare and higher education markets throughout Houston and the greater Texas area. With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, government and education markets, Melissa elevates our ability to identify and develop winning relationships in the region. She will also play a key role in shaping our strategic planning and go-to-market approach.
“Driving and advancing new and long-lasting relationships with Texas clients will be at the heart of what I do, and I’m thrilled to be able to blend my experience with the broad depth of work CannonDesign has in its portfolio,” said Melissa. “There is a great collection of talent in our Texas offices, and I’m excited to partner with my new colleagues to build relationships, strengthen the CannonDesign brand and bring game-changing opportunities to life.”
Early in her career, Melissa worked as a Marketing Manager at FKP Architects, which was acquired by CannonDesign in 2017. Since then, she has worked in marketing and business development roles at various ACE firms, most recently as Vice President of Strategic Planning for Johnston, a Houston-based multiservice firm. In this role she was responsible for achieving name and brand recognition, increasing market presence and developing business operations.
“Having Melissa on board ensures our work of optimizing how we operate as an office while simultaneously delivering outstanding services so our clients can continue to grow and flourish,” said Kristin Ledet, Leader of our Houston office. “Her strategic focus and acumen will help us maintain our momentum in the Houston area and branch out further into the growing Texas landscape.”