Prior to her promotion to Director of Exhibitions & Conferences, I was Director of Recruitment and Retention. Melissa wrote and applied for grants throughout the years with NSSF, attaining nearly $8million in federal funding. Melissa was also responsible for other high level NSSF programs such as the Hunting Heritage Partnership, Range Partnership grant program, Models of Success and Families Afield. Melissa served as a public relations specialist and coordinated public relations campaigns for all NSSF programs. Melissa is a graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, with a B.A. in public relations and multimedia communication.