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 the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and Claire's Army, which both support families in need in the Charlotte area. She is a current member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Melissa has twin daughters, Haley and Natalie, who keep her on her toes and an anxiety-ridden (but adorable) yellow lab, Carter. Most days she works to keep it all together, but every day she enjoys meeting and working with her clients to grow their associations opportunities.

Fun Facts:

  • Most thankful for: My family and all of our good health.
  • Favorite book of 2015: I love to read and most recently enjoyed reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan.
  • Favorite vacation of 2015: Taking my daughters to Disney World - seeing everything through their eyes was really a magical experience!
  • Dog or cat person? Dog & Cat – I am totally both!