Account Executive/Meeting Planner

Melissa Klingberg

Telephone: 704-940-1708

Melissa joined THM as a Meeting Planner/Account Executive in November 2005. After receiving a B.A. in Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations from North Carolina State University, she has worked on both sides of the meeting planning spectrum. Starting directly out of college with the Hilton Family, working as Catering Sales Manager and soon after as a Sales Manager, Melissa has experienced the hospitality industry throughout. From 2003-2005, she traveled around the country helping put together motivational business conferences for the number one business owners under Amway, where event attendance ranged from 1,500 to 15,000.

One of Melissa's passions is serving the community by volunteering with Claire's Army, which supports pediatric oncology families. She currently Chairs their Annual Claire’s Army Gala. Melissa is a current member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC).

Melissa has twin daughters, Haley and Natalie, who keep her on her toes. Most days she works to keep it all together, but every day she enjoys meeting and working with her clients to grow their association’s opportunities.

Fun Facts:

  • Most Thankful For: My My daughters, Natalie & Haley. They are amazingly smart and compassionate young girls who continue to impress me daily.
  • Favorite Activity: I really love traveling! I’m hoping to instill that into my girls as they grow too so they’re open to other cultures, food and experiences.
  • Favorite Book: The Nightingale is my most favorite book of all time. I love how Kristin Hannah writes, where you feel like you’re sitting in the middle of the story surrounded by all of the characters and living out the story along with them. I also love all Erik Larson’s books – it’s amazing how much he must research to write that detailed of a story!
  • Favorite TV Show:  Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri might be one of my favorite show. I love any of the cooking shows on the Food Network.
  • Favorite Vacation Destination: I love any vacation that involves water. Bring me to the lake, beach, or even the pool – I’m good!
  • Dog or cat person? I love both dogs and cats! We shouldn’t have to choose… Unfortunately, we just lost our sweet yellow lab, Carter, in January 2022. There’s never enough time with our family pets, is there?