Melissa Mays

Director of Culture & Finance

Not everyone can so seamlessly navigate the right-brain, left-brain connection, but that’s exactly what makes Melissa so effective. As director of culture & finance, Melissa helps keep both sides of the AccessU brain in check and everything she does, she does for a reason. For her, the people and the accounting functions are the two fundamental elements to helping businesses of all sizes succeed in their mission, and aligning her role with that purpose is what keeps her energized. That, and the natural energy, passion, and creativity that comes with working in the marketing world. When she’s not manning the Access books, she flexes her own marketing muscles as co-owner of a downtown Roanoke staple, Chocolatepaper. And yes, sometimes we get to be her taste testers…

Career sans advertising:

Author. I still have time to write a book, right?