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Melissa Milione

Melissa Milione has built an impressive career in the Hospitality Industry for over 30 years by taking advantage of the diversity of career paths available in our field.  She has taken a “lattice” approach to her career, working in F&B operations, catering, sales, event planning, and customer service.  Her current role as the Corporate Director of Events for Hyatt continues to provide a new adventure every day! In addition to her duties as a Director, Melissa also serves as a corporate trainer in the areas of planning, sales, and technology.

Virginia Tech’s Hospitality and Tourism program is outstanding. In my role, I encounter students from all the major universities that have similar degree programs; the graduates from Tech seem to be much better prepared for the realities of our industry.