Melissa Waggener Zorkin, Director

Melissa Waggener Zorkin

Melissa Waggener Zorkin, Bellevue, Washington, is CEO, President and Founder of Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. Today, Waggener Edstrom is the world’s second largest independent communications agency reaching more than 100 international markets. Melissa has been recognized for her contributions to global and local initiatives that lift women out of poverty through education and entrepreneurial training, notably in Ethiopia, and together with her family has supported women and children in Ghana through a school library and an orphanage. Working in partnership with Mercy Corps, Melissa supports the organization’s global imperative on gender inequality through the ACT for Impact program.