Melissa Andresko, '98
Public Relations Director, Lutron Electronics
Melissa Andresko is Public Relations Director at Lutron Electronics, the company that has been dimming the lights in homes and movie theaters since 1961. In this role, Andresko oversees all North American public relations and social media activities and serves as the on-camera, company spokesperson, appearing frequently on local and national radio and television programs. A 17-year Lutron veteran, Andresko manages three external public relations and social media agencies. She is responsible for conceptualizing and driving campaigns and programs that help Lutron’s business units achieve their goals, all while protecting and enhancing the company’s coveted 54-year old brand. She also manages celebrity relations, including Hollywood actors and influencers, and serves as Lutron’s corporate liaison throughout the industry.
A Pennsylvania native, Andresko graduated from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1998, with dual degrees in journalism and political science. A voice for homeless animals, Andresko resides in Whitehall, Pennsylvania, with her partner, Ross, and their dog, Parker, a mixed terrier rescued from a high-kill shelter in Georgia.