Melissa Eckmann is a communications director and SVP within Wells Fargo’s Commercial Banking Communications team. In this role, she leads a team of internal and external communicators who support several of Commercial Banking’s business lines with strategic communication planning, executive messaging, change and crisis communications, media relations, and expert consultation.
Based in San Diego, Calif., Melissa has experience managing global teams and creating multi-channel communications strategies for large-scale corporate initiatives in the banking, insurance, and software industries. Since joining Greater Bay Bank in 2004, which was later acquired by Wells Fargo, she has worked in a variety of roles for Wells Fargo and its predecessor organizations and subsidiaries in marketing, internal communications, merger communications, event planning, and public relations.
Melissa graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Public Relations from San Jose State University. She spent five years on the board of directors of IABC’s San Diego chapter, serving as board president for the 2014-2015 board term. She returned to the IABC San Diego board in 2023 to serve as secretary. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, taking her dogs to the beach, and staying active.