Melissa Delaney

Director of Strategic Marketing
T: 949.735.1023

Society 54’s Director of Strategic Marketing, Melissa Delaney, is an accomplished marketing professional with an entrepreneurial drive and vision to help showcase and grow teams, executives and professionals within innovative organizations. Melissa has over 15 years of event production experience and over 9 year of legal marketing experience and has worked in all aspects of the professional services industry. 

Melissa has a unique role of stewarding high-profile relationships, cultivating partnerships, enhancing the image of firms and their attorneys, and developing high profile clients for new and continued business. She has vast experience overseeing executive leadership and practice team communications, marketing collateral writing including RFP process management and response writing. She also enjoys coaching attorneys on individual and office-wide business development and sales planning. Melissa also manages any digital tasks related to rebranding, website content, design management, and social media campaigns.

Her interest in people, how they think and the ways in which they are motivated inspired her to complete her master’s in organizational psychology. This new educational insight has provided her the tools to support firms in the creation of new policies and procedures for best practices, as well as succession planning for marketing teams and practice group lawyers.

In her spare time, Melissa and her husband Ryan enjoy their time travelling all over experiencing new hotels, food, and any sort of outdoor activity spots – especially when they can travel as a pack with their two amazing rescue dogs Charlie and Maggie.

In addition to her legal experience, Melissa caught the event bug working in catering at the Four Seasons Resorts and has been moonlighting ever since. After completing university at UC Irvine, Melissa’s enthusiasm for events, people, and education led her to coordinate large corporate retreats, national conferences, local industry events and in-house training sessions. She worked and consulted on events for four luxury event production companies in the Southern California and Las Vegas areas.

  • Professional Affiliations

    • Legal Marketing Association
      • SoCal Region Member
    • Orangewood Foundation
      • P.A.L.S. Board Member
    • Cure Duchenne Volunteer
    • Big Brothers, Big Sisters, O.C. Volunteer
    • Children’s Hospital Orange County Supporter


    Azusa Pacific University- Master of Arts, Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2019, magna cum laude)

    University of California, Irvine- Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy Major, Emphasis in Business Ethics (2004)