Melissa Gorzelanczyk

Communications Specialist

Melissa is a detail-oriented project manager with exceptional writing ability. She partners with O’Connor Connective clients on generating compelling content, telling stories and bringing strategies to life through project management and implementation.

Through internal and external communications, Melissa takes communication plans and determines the best way to tell the story using words that provoke emotion, drive interest and inspire action. No surprise, she’s also a published author with a desire to use words to convey messages.

Melissa lives “in the weeds” with her projects, where she ensures every detail is managed. From timeframes to proofreading, Melissa provides ongoing and thorough communication with clients and partners, making sure no small task is forgotten. You can rely on her organization skills to bring every project through to successful completion.

Most recently, Melissa was the editor of Women magazine in Appleton, Wisconsin, responsible for managing and producing its monthly content. She previously had a similar multifaceted role as the executive editor of YOU magazine, a women’s lifestyle publication distributed by Gannett Company Inc. in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Melissa authored “Arrows,” a young adult novel published by Penguin Random House in 2016. 


Master of Fine Arts, Vermont College of Fine Arts


Mill Prize, first place in fiction, 2018

Contact Info

Phone : 920.288.2980