Director of Communications and Strategy
Melissa Hurst has been Director of Communications and Strategy at Rifeline since 2015. She is responsible for developing communication strategies and programs that help advance our clients’ efforts to implement projects through the sharing of effective ideas and practices on a wide range of issues. Melissa’s experience includes familiarity with local, state and regulatory agencies including the Federal Highway Administration. Prior to joining Rifeline, she was Community Outreach Manager at the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority from 2006-2015, where she oversaw activities, identified opportunities, and developed strategies for public engagement and information-sharing for large scale transportation projects, including initiatives on 183A, US 290 Toll, US 183 South, 183 North and MoPac South. Previously, she worked with PBS&J (now Atkins) as a Marketing Coordinator expanding their Intelligent Transportation Systems and Tolls Business Development programs.
Melissa is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English, received management training in the Systematic Development of Informed Consent from the Institute for Participatory Management and Planning and is a graduate of the Leadership Austin Emerge Class of 2011 and Essential Class of 2015.