Melissa Struss

Project Manager & Digital Marketing Strategist

A life of athletic competition taught Melissa much about organization and teamwork, but her print and digital marketing skills make her a real champion.

Melissa Struss has her head in the game. Her love of sports not only brought the Colorado native to Nebraska but also to the world of marketing. Melissa grew up competing in soccer and volleyball and came to Hastings College to continue her volleyball career.

Because of her love of movies, her college adviser suggested she study broadcasting, which led to sports broadcasting, video editing and a media relations internship with the Colorado Rapids soccer team. She also handled marketing duties for the Nebraska Danger indoor football team while working as a digital marketing specialist for Bosselman Enterprises.

Juggling sports and school made Melissa eminently organized, a skill she puts to work coordinating with designers, clients and vendors as IdeaBank’s project manager. You might say she has the game plan for getting things done, along with a slew of print, digital and video skills.

Melissa, who has a Bachelor of Arts in broadcasting-sports emphasis with a visual media minor, isn’t one to keep to the sidelines. You’ll still find her playing volleyball in an adult YMCA league and sand volleyball in the summer — when she and her husband, Ross, aren’t gathering up their friends for a rousing evening of strategy games.

Skills/Responsibilities
  • Scheduling and management
  • Budgets and proposals
  • Digital marketing
  • Multimedia strategies
  • Reputation management
  • Web and print design
  • Photography and videography
  • Media relations