• GLCVB Appoints Melissa Nay as Membership Manager

    POSTED November 26, 2018

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) recently appointed Melissa Nay, CTA as its new membership manager. The GLCVB’s mission is to promote the region as a visitor destination to impact the area’s economy, and in her new position, Nay will do just that.

“Continued growth of membership is an important part of our organization’s future plans," said Jack Schripsema, president and CEO of the GLCVB. “We are confident that Melissa’s experience will make her a perfect fit for this role.”

Nay attended Michigan State University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the University Club of MSU. As the past chair for ATHEANA WIN, and her prior work with committees like Habitat for Humanity, Child and Family Charities and The Wharton Center, Nay has experience working on a multitude of projects in the meetings and events industry. She also previously served as the director of corporate development at WKAR-TV for six years and held the position of sales manager with the Lansing State Journal for 12 years.

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