Director of Communications

203.753.1315, x 113

Melissa Lopata

Melissa brings 20 years of expertise to every project she leads. She has supported various non-profit, small business & corporate clients as their Marketing Consultant.

Melissa served as Vice President of Program Marketing for Citigroup leading efforts for the Hispanic Marketing Strategic Business Unit and their general market Citicards Acquisition program.

Melissa earned her stripes working in senior positions for some of the worlds largest ad agencies: Ogilvy & Mather, Young & Rubicam (The Bravo Group) and Draft Worldwide. There, she led successful & innovative marketing campaigns for clients that include: AT&T, Bank of America, Duracell, Citigroup, Zocor, Sears, JCK Jewelry and Spa/Medi-Spa Events.

Melissa has advanced certification from The New York Film Academy as a filmmaker. She has also been featured in the Huffington Post as a marketing “Super Mom”.


Favorite Experience in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills

I love attending art exhibits at the Mattatuck Museum and experiencing local music and theatrical performances at The Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT. There is nothing more beautiful than New England in the fall. I relish trying out various restaurants and hiking trails in the region all year long. My hobbies are photography, art, and filmmaking, and I’m a yoga teacher, so I enjoy teaching and practicing yoga & meditation 


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The power of storytelling to go beyond simple marketing and build long-lasting alliances in the 21-town region the Foundation serves.


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