Melissa Flood has been with Marriott since 2002 and is responsible for establishing Marriott International’s Public Affairs and Social Impact strategies, working to advance the interests of the Company with government leaders, policy-making bodies and non-governmental, community, and business organizations. Under her leadership, the Social Impact and Public Affairs team bridges communities and policymakers to Marriott, driving positive social change and delivering business value.
In this role, she leads the team focused on advocacy and public policy, overseeing all federal, state and local policy work, advocacy campaigns and grassroots activations. Melissa manages Marriott’s public policy communications, executive positioning on policy issues, global association management and Marriott’s political engagement. Since 2017, Melissa also oversees Marriott’s Social Impact team (formerly Corporate Social Responsibility), leading Marriott’s efforts to deliver positive community impact where we have operations through our business practices, strategic partnerships and targeted programs.
Melissa is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Travel Association. She is on the Board of Directors for the Executive Council on Diplomacy.