Melissa Bandstra is senior manager at United Minds. She is a communications professional who specializes in driving employee engagement through storytelling. Melissa has helped educate and inspire employees around strategy meetings with over 1,500 guests, the launch of a 10,000-member employee ambassador program, and an employee giving program available to more than 130,000 people.

Before joining United Minds, Melissa worked at Macy’s, Inc. leading the development and alignment of enterprise-wide editorial content and messaging, planning internal events, and contributing to CEO and executive leader communications strategies.