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Therapy Animal Organization Pet Partners Welcomes Melissa Martellotti to Board of Directors

Pet Age Staff//July 5, 2023//

Therapy Animal Organization Pet Partners Welcomes Melissa Martellotti to Board of Directors

Pet Age Staff //July 5, 2023//

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Press release: Pet Partners

Pet Partners, the nation’s leading organization registering therapy animals for animal-assisted interventions (AAI), is pleased to welcome Melissa Martellotti to its board of directors.

Martellotti is a purpose-driven global communications leader passionate about propelling corporate and brand reputation for global organizations. She oversees corporate digital communications as the global director of digital and social media communications for Mars, Incorporated.

Throughout her 20+ year career, Martellotti has been at the forefront of crafting and executing impactful communications strategies that elevate brands and drive positive corporate reputation. With expertise in brand PR, digital, social media, corporate social responsibility, sustainability communications and reputation-building initiatives, she consistently delivers measurable results for consumer and corporate brands worldwide.

“I’ve experienced first-hand the benefits pets bring to our lives, and as a member of the Pet Partners board of directors, I hope to share my professional experience and personal passion for pets to strengthen its mission of improving human health and well-being through the power of the human-animal bond,” said Martellotti.

Martellotti is known for her commitment to excellence and sharing her knowledge with others. She has taught best practices in brand PR and driven new digital capabilities within the corporate communications space. Through mentorship and collaboration, she has helped empower teams to develop skills and achieve meaningful results.

“Melissa’s extensive experience in the pet care sector, coupled with her award-winning communications and corporate social responsibility expertise, are a winning combination and a fitting addition to our board of directors,” said C. Annie Peters, president and CEO of Pet Partners.

Martellotti is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, where she graduated with high honors. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, daughter and two adopted fur babies. Apart from her professional pursuits, she finds happiness in giving back to her community, sharing the world with her daughter, traveling and spending time outdoors.