Crisis Management Strategist
President and Co-Founder of Agnes + Day Inc., Melissa Agnes helps organizations build an invincible brand. As a sought-after international keynote speaker and consultant, her client list includes global brands of financial organizations, technology companies, healthcare organizations, government agencies, cities and municipalities, energy companies, global non-profits, and many others.
In 2015, Melissa gave a TEDx talk in Los Angeles where she discussed the secret to successful crisis management in the 21st century. Fluent in English and French, Melissa continues to travel the world speaking to organizations and audiences including NATO, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of Foreign Defense, as well as a wide range of private and public companies, universities and non-profit organizations. She has had the honor of sharing the stage with members of the Ukraine government and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
A go-to source for the press, Melissa's recent press coverage includes Forbes, WSJ, VIBE Magazine, USA Today and more. Melissa is also a regular guest on the leading morning radio talk show, CJAD, where she is referred to as "the official crisis manager of the Tommy Schnurmacher show".
Melissa sits on the Board of Directors for the Online Reputation and Brand Protection Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing businesses with education, solutions, and advocacy to help them protect their reputations and brand online.
She is also the editor of the highly acclaimed CRISIS READY™ vlog, is a regular Forbes contributor, and the host of the internationally recognized Crisis Intelligence Podcast. Published regularly and followed by government agencies and Fortune companies alike, her articles, videos and podcast provide insights to help organizations build an invincible brand in this uncertain world.
Her newest book, CRISIS READY: Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World, will be released in early 2018.
When she isn't managing crises or speaking in front of an audience, Melissa enjoys adventuring around the world – usually on a sailboat – playing piano, horseback riding, and playing with her German Shepherds!