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Melissa Gillespie

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Melissa Gillespie oversees public and media relations for CSA Research. She secures research and analyst quote placement in major media channels, such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times, as well as arranging international speaking engagements for CSA analysts inside and outside of the language services industry. She also directs the firm’s event strategy and social media marketing.

Melissa has more than a decade of experience in the fields of event marketing and public relations, with past positions at Cox Communications and the United States Mission to the United Nations. She was also a freelance copywriter and counted Citigroup and FedEx Kinkos among her clients.

She attended United States International University for its master’s program in international relations and holds a bachelor’s in communications studies, with minors in Spanish and English.

Melissa is based in San Diego, California, has lived in Guatemala, and has traveled extensively throughout Latin America.