Melissa Anthony's Bio

Melissa Anthony, founder and president of anthonyBarnum Public Relations, has created and executed public relations strategies for leading international, national and regional organizations. As a PR strategist and practitioner, Melissa has worked with executives to both refine and completely redefine their organization's perception in the marketplace.


Prior to founding anthonyBarnum, the native Texan was in New York City for seven years. While in the Big Apple, Melissa practiced PR at the renowned firm Ruder Finn and spent several years as vice president of MacMillan Communications, a boutique firm whose clients included U.S. Bancorp, Piper Jaffray, the Hallmark Channel and leading multimedia companies.


Melissa's specialties include communicating high-sensitivity issues, working with leading regional and national media to generate coverage, and developing strategies that create industry thought leaders.


Her PR expertise and commitment to excellence have been invaluable for clients ranging from CzechInvest, leading Department of Defense aerospace companies, and architecture, law and commercial real estate firms throughout Texas.


Melissa is a member of the Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute, Texchange and the Real Estate Council of Austin.

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