About Melissa Agnes
Crisis Management Speaker and Consultant
Melissa Agnes, President and co-founder of Agnes + Day Inc., has developed an international reputation for crisis management, planning and training by helping large global brands prevent and manage a wide range of corporate issues and crises. Her client list includes Fortune 500 companies, as well as public, private and not-for-profit organizations.
Fluent in English and French, Melissa is an international and sought-after speaker and guest-lecturer. She has spoken to organizations and audiences including NATO, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of Foreign Defense, Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) and a wide range of private and public companies, universities and non-profit organizations. She has been honored to share the stage with members of the Ukraine government and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Click here to learn more about hiring Melissa as a speaker for your next event.
Melissa is a regular guest on Montreal’s leading morning radio talk show, CJAD, where she is referred to as “the official crisis manager of the Tommy Schnurmacher show”. She has been interviewed and published about in publications including VIBE Magazine, USA Today, Tech News World and more.
Melissa is the editor of the highly acclaimed Crisis Intelligence Blog, and the host of the internationally recognized Crisis Intelligence Podcast. Published regularly and followed by dozens of Fortune companies, the blog and podcast provide insights to help organizations manage issues and crises in today’s connected and real-time world.
Melissa was named by CyberAlert as one of “the 30 top most influential bloggers in public relations”; and her blog was ranked sixth of the “60 of the best Public Relations blogs in the world” by Inkybee.
Melissa has published numerous articles and white papers in trade journals including The Non-Profit Digest and Communications World, and is the author of two self-published ebooks:
- “The Corporate Guide to Leveraging and Managing Twitter in a Crisis”
- “The Social Media Crisis Management Toolkit”
When she isn’t managing crises or speaking in front of an audience, Melissa enjoys adventuring around the world (often on a sailboat), snowboarding, yoga and champagne sipping in good company.
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
- Mark Twain