Melanie DiFeo

Chief, Staff and Culture Initiatives
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications

Office of Marketing and Communications

Associate Dean's Office



Melanie DiFeo works in multiple capacities at The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business. Melanie currently holds the title of Senior Director, Marketing and Communications as well as Chief, Staff and Culture Initiatives.  

Melanie facilitates Fisher’s Marketing and Communications team, with responsibilities ranging from brand strategy and positioning, college marketing, strategic communications, media relations, alumni communications, and digital and non-digital advertising and social media.

As the Chief, Staff and Culture Initiatives, Melanie also serves on the college’s leadership team. In this capacity, Melanie collaborates with Fisher’s Office of Human Resources and also serves as a liaison to Fisher’s Staff Advisory Committee, the Culture Accountability Council, the Wellness Innovators and other members of the Fisher employee community. Melanie works to elevate the staff experience through advocacy and communication as well as support culture enhancing initiatives at the college.

Prior to joining Fisher College of Business, Melanie was the Director of Marketing and Communications at what was The Office of Corporate and Economic Engagement “DBA” Corporate Engagement Office (CEO) and The Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) at Ohio State, where her role included leading the Marketing and Communications team as well as highlighting The Ohio State University’s rapidly growing startup portfolio.

Prior to that she worked in marketing and branding, editorial, public relations, and government affairs roles at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and the Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center (OARDC).

Melanie is a double alumna of Ohio State and is very passionate about the Buckeye community. She also volunteers her time as a judge for many different equestrian events and on the boards of several non-profit organizations.