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Melissa Thornley is a leadership consultant, content producer, and writer specializing in emotional intelligence and media arts. She is also the Director of Marketing for Pravda Records, one of Chicago’s longest running indie record labels celebrating its 38th year working with artists across a wide variety of genres including indie rock, alternative, pop, soul, experimental, alt country and punk.
Over her two decades in advertising and film production, she led world-renowned creative editorial and visual effects teams in Chicago, New York, and London. She also represented music houses and production companies for broadcast and content projects.
She is Chair of the Board of Directors for Free Spirit Media, a not-for-profit whose mission is to transform media and society by partnering with emerging creators primarily from Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.