Melissa Rysak

CPSM

Director of Marketing & Business Development Support

Melissa tells the stories of EDiS people and projects, communicating the company’s values, building trust, and connecting the company with employees and customers alike.

Some people say that Melissa is always up in everyone’s business – and they would be right. As the Director of Marketing, it is Melissa’s job to keep track of the stories of EDiS, and to tell them in a way that keeps both our current and future clients, as well as our employees, engaged and connected to our mission. Melissa developed her passion for storytelling early on, and actually found a way to turn her passion into a career. She joined EDiS in 2016 to direct the marketing and business development strategy, and to lead the firm’s positioning and messaging with clients and the community. After 12 years as a marketing, communications, and business development professional in the AEC industry, she has learned that when marketing can work in tandem with business development to use a company’s stories to demonstrate what they can do – magic can happen.

Quick Facts:
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Widener University
  • Leadership Advancement Program Certification, SMPS University Program, University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
  • Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM)
  • Member and Past Chapter President, Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Philadelphia Chapter
  • Past National Conference Chair and Past Program Chair and Co-Chair, SMPS National Build Business Committee
  • Member, Women Influencing Business (WIB) Committee, Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry
  • Member, Business Development Committee, Chester County Economic Development Corporation
  • Founding Member, Professional Women in Construction (PWC), Philadelphia Chapter

Favorite Sport

Ice Hockey is a religion in the Rysak house! Her son Connor plays for Springfield High School and Team Philadelphia, and you can find her in the rink most weekends keeping score or cheering for her favorite players!

Professional Development

As a strong believer in continuing education and betterment of her abilities a marketer, Melissa is an active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) at the local, regional, and national levels. She is a past-president of the Philadelphia Chapter, and served as the SMPS Build Business National Conference Co-Chair in 2016.

Favorite Night Out

Having lived in State College, PA for three years, there is no place Melissa and her family would rather be than Pegula Ice Arena catching a PSU ice hockey game!

Community Service

Melissa serves on the Chester County March of Dimes Committee, she serves with her husband and son as a Mission Family for the March of Dimes, working to raise awareness and funds to battle premature birth and birth defects.

Words of Meaning

"Sure, there's bad stuff in the world, but there's also you. You can be anything that you want today, so be bold, be kind, be awesome, repeat. It's like shampoo, but with your life."

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