Melissa Manson
Senior Director

Campaign Staff, GMMB

House of Representatives


Melissa Manson is a senior director at Hamilton Place Strategies, where she serves as communications lead for client teams across the firm’s energy, financial services, healthcare, and technology verticals. In her six years at the firm, Melissa has executed national and regional communications strategies to raise awareness of key issues for companies, trade associations, and coalitions looking to engage policymakers and other key stakeholders. She has served as a spokesperson for a variety of organizations and drives day-to-day outreach to media both inside and outside the Beltway. Melissa also leads the firm’s digital working group, which explores best practices and innovative capabilities for content development and paid advertising across media platforms.

Prior to HPS, Melissa worked at the integrated advertising agency, GMMB, where she assisted the firm’s political team during the 2012 campaign cycle working on varied aspects of media placement for Obama For America, Democratic Senatorial and Congressional Campaign Committees. While in college, Melissa interned on Capitol Hill in the office of Congressman Andre Carson (IN-7) and in the House of Commons of the U.K. Parliament during a semester abroad in London.

Originally from Park Ridge, IL, Melissa is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where she received a B.S. in both Public Policy Analysis and International Business, and a minor in Spanish.