Melanie Mathos, Senior Vice President, Charleston

Lou Hammond Group Senior Vice President Melanie Mathos has been with the firm since 2014 and specializes in integrated marketing, public relations and social media. She oversees a portfolio of accounts representing industries ranging from technology to real estate and nonprofit to travel.

Previously, she directed public relations for Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading global provider of software and services for nonprofit organizations. At Blackbaud, Melanie drove strategic media relations, managed global communications through product launches and acquisitions and launched the company’s social media presence as well as The Blackbaud Index – the sector’s most comprehensive index of charitable giving.

Melanie also brings extensive travel industry expertise, specializing in luxury brand marketing. She is a former travel blogger and editor/writer for a lifestyle publication and destination guidebook.

An accomplished writer and sought after speaker, Melanie is the author of  101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide and has presented at SXSW Interactive, NTEN’S Nonprofit Technology Conference, Wake Forest, University of Michigan and Indiana University.

Melanie has been honored as 40 Under 40 Charleston and 15 “Can Do” Social Good Women. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University. She currently serves on the marketing committee of the Coastal Community Foundation.