Mel Moon is a passionate social justice advocate who believes in the power of strategic communications to change the world. With expertise in facilitation, project management and strategic planning, Mel works hand-in-hand with Spitfire’s clients to build lasting communications capacity – helping progressive organizations mobilize and move their audiences to act and ultimately, achieve success.
As Vice President, she carefully guides the strategic vision of her clients across a variety of projects and issue areas, including digital civil rights, criminal legal reform, racial and economic justice, education and reproductive justice. She is also a member of Spitfire’s dedicated Learning Team where she organizes and leads virtual, hybrid and in-person tailored communications trainings on Spitfire’s Communication Tools, designs new communications curriculum, and provides coaching support for organizations seeking ongoing strategic counsel and/or communications guidance to reach their goals. Mel is an accredited facilitator and holds an Executive Certificate in Facilitation from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership at the School of Continuing Studies.
Prior to joining Spitfire, Mel co-managed a 30-plus grassroots public relations network for a global financial services client at Burson-Marsteller. She previously interned with Dewey Square Group’s grassroots practice, supporting the team through local campaign research and reporting processes on issues regarding open healthcare enrollment, opioid addiction and recovery, and green energy.
Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Mel graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Following graduation, she served with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Southwest Region, providing volunteer support to communities in the Southwest including Denver; Winona, Missouri; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Montrose, Colorado. She was awarded the Congressional Award of Service following her tenure as a Corps member.