Melissa has been entrenched in government relations, community outreach, public relations and marketing for the last 20 years. Her past employers and current clients include public agencies and private organizations at the local, state and national levels. She has developed a recognized reputation, which she utilizes to assist her clients with making the appropriate connections and increase brand awareness.
Melissa started her business over 7 years on her kitchen table, and now has a team of employees, with clients ranging from corporations to small business in addition to government agencies and non-profits organizations.
She is a former board member of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber Board of Directors, having served as Tri-Chair of their 83rd and 84th Annual Gala in 2012 and 2013 respectively and Communications Chair in 2013, the University of Texas at San Antonio Alumni Association Board of Directors (2009 – 2013), is a member of Leadership San Antonio (LSA) – Class 32 and served on the Steering Committee of LSA 39 in 2014. She recently graduated from the Hispanic Chamber’s Inaugural Class of the Latina Leadership Institute, whose mission is to increase the number and influence of Hispanic Women in elected and appointed office positions in the United States. Melissa completed the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber’s Alexander E. Briseno Leadership Development Program and the City of San Antonio’s Leadership Development Program. She is also an active member of the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists, having served as Public Relations Chair in 2014, and Tri-Chair of their annual scholarship gala, from 2012 to 2014. Melissa ran for State Representative, District 123 in January of 2015. From this positive experience, she garnered much support and continued knowledge of important issues impacting San Antonio and the state of Texas. In addition, she is an active member of Geekdom and Tech Bloc, supporting San Antonio?s tech ecosystem.
In 2013, Melissa received the Marketing Award at the La Prensa Foundation Diamond Awards Gala for her outstanding efforts in marketing and for her commitment to developing San Antonio?s small business and non-profit community. The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce also recognized Melissa with the Rising Star award at their 2014 Small Business Award Dinner.
Melissa earned a BA and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is married to Thomas Aguillon, Director of Government Relations for Time Warner Cable and has two children Benjamin (11) and Karina (7).