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 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. Most recently, she supported a 140-attorney California-based firm as their Director of Marketing.

While in college, Melissa caught the event bug working in catering at the Four Seasons Resorts. After completing university at UC Irvine, Melissa’s enthusiasm for events, people, and education led her to serve in the private and non-profit sectors where she coordinated large corporate retreats, national conferences, local industry events and in-house training sessions. Prior to devoting herself to her business full-time, she worked, planned, and consulted on events for four luxury event production companies in the Southern California and Las Vegas areas.

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 oversees executive leadership communications and external marketing collateral, and enjoys coaching attorneys on individual and office-wide business development and sales pipeline planning. Melissa also manages any website content and design management, social media campaigns, and public relations as needed. Her interest in people, how they think and the ways in which they are motivated inspired her to pursue her master’s in organizational psychology, which was completed in the summer of 2019.

Melissa thrives on continuing her passions for personalized relationship building in business development and support of successful organizational health. She pushes for excellence in all the work that she has done and will do, and firmly believes in the values needed to develop ethical leaders and build effective teams to grow firms, departments, and teams.

In her spare time, Melissa and her husband Ryan enjoy their time travelling all over the country 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.

  • 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)