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Melanie
Cherry

Adjunct Instructor
Senior Marketing Communications Consultant
Photo of Melanie Cherry
Expertise: 
Arts and Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Marketing, Race and Ethnicity

Melanie
Cherry

Adjunct Instructor
Senior Marketing Communications Consultant

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Melanie Cherry is a communications specialist with more than 20 years of agency, non-profit, and corporate experience. Relocated from New York City to Los Angeles, she has experience in a variety of industries including TV, fashion, sports, arts, and finance. Currently, she works as the marketing director for Cayton Children’s Museum in Santa Monica, managing the museum’s communications, marketing and PR activities. Previously, Cherry worked in marketing communications for Carnegie Hall and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). Prior to a career in arts communications, Cherry worked for business PR agency, CooperKatz & Co. (now G&S Business Communications), on accounts for Otis Elevators, Polar Fitness, Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, and Popeyes Chicken. In addition, she worked at boutique agencies focused on influencer product placement, PR, and event production with brands such as New Balance, Timberland, Toyota, and Nike. Cherry received an MA in public relations and a BS in information systems technology from Syracuse University.