Melissa McNamara is a Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at Macquarie Group. At Macquarie, she supports external initiatives for the Infrastructure and Real Assets business. She previously worked in the Communications Practice at Global Strategy Group, (GSG) a public affairs firm, where she provided strategic communications and media relations guidance to clients across industries, including in financial services, real estate, and nonprofit sector.

Before joining GSG, she worked in Corporate Communications at Accenture, where she was engaged in a range of corporate, financial and crisis communications work. Melissa began her career in journalism, and worked for several media companies, including the New York Times and CNN.

She earned a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbia University ‘s School of International and Public Affairs. She is a member of the Corporate Leadership Council of the Young Women’s Leadership Network and previously served as an iMentor and a board member of Easter Seals New York.