Melissa Palmer


​Melissa Palmer joined the EDA team in 2021 as the Director of Communications & Marketing. In this role, Melissa’s primary responsibilities include building and maintaining a consistent EDA brand; marketing EDA’s membership, programs and services; and promoting EDA at tradeshows and other industry events throughout the year. Additionally, Melissa will oversee the EDA communication platforms which include the website, e-newsletter, social media, press releases and advertising.

Melissa is an experienced professional with more than 15 years in marketing, communication and development. Melissa has spent the bulk of her career working for associations, including roles with the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and, most recently, the American Parkinson Disease Association.

Melissa was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and now resides in a suburb of St. Louis, MO with her husband and two children.