Melissa Mathews

Founder & President

Vienna, Austria

Melissa Mathews is the Founder and President of Spring Green Communications.

Melissa has worked in communications for over 20 years, advising CEOs, business leaders and entrepreneurs. Her expertise lies in executive communications and speechwriting, and she is passionate about helping clients tell their unique story.

Before establishing what was previously known as The Mathews Group in 2010, Melissa earned her communication credentials at CNN and NASA.

At CNN, Melissa wrote and edited scripts for news reports and produced international broadcasts with global teams. The intense newsroom pressure equipped her to work quickly and accurately on deadline, and her experience working with colleagues across time zones developed her ability to manage distributed teams.

During her career with NASA as a public affairs officer and spokesperson, Melissa advised senior leaders on strategy and implemented communications campaigns, specializing in media outreach to non-traditional audiences. She spent nearly three years working crisis response to the Space Shuttle Columbia accident and subsequent return to flight, and led the international partnerships communications portfolio.

Today, Melissa is proud to direct Spring Green Communications, a leader in the virtual agency model. She guides a team of remote staff and advises Fortune 50 clients, small businesses, and non-profits on corporate communications strategy. Melissa is also a passionate advocate for virtual and flexible work opportunities. She has presented at industry conferences including the PRSA Counselors Academy and been interviewed for print and podcasts. She was also named to Ragan’s Top Women in Communications list in 2022.

A collaborative leader, Melissa is not afraid to make tough decisions or offer expertise to colleagues and clients. She builds strong relationships with her team and clients and often serves in a confidante role. Melissa is married to a U.S. diplomat and has three kids and a Louisiana-born mutt. She has lived in the U.K., Japan, Guatemala, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Austria.

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