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Melanie oversaw our website re-design.  She has dramatically improved our website adding stronger content and initiating an E-newsletter and blog. I would highly recommend Melanie for her work and her work ethic.  Fiercely tenacious and loyal to her clients’ best interests, she will be a valuable addition to any business that needs marketing and communications expertise.  We strongly endorse her hiring.”

Greg Hecht


Hecht Walker PC Attorneys at Law


 "I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Melanie Yonks at MDHY communications. She is very knowledgable, friendly and efficient. The website she created for my business is fabulous. Thanks Melanie!"

         Laura McClendon,BS, MPT, CNHP
         Healthy By Nature
         Nature's Sunshine Star Manager


“Melanie understands and has the ability to translate for all employees, complicated business issues. She works well with all levels of employees and our executives have relied heavily on her for strategic communications counsel, planning and implementation of programs.  Melanie has worked hard to help ensure that our employees know and understand our company’s vision, goals and strategies.  She is very good at handling multiple tasks and identifying key messages that need to be communicated.   She has done an excellent job counseling executives; identifying subject matter, developing content, writing articles, talk points and scripts; and producing our monthly BTV broadcasts, and a regular column in our monthly print magazine.  She also developed a comprehensive commuications plan during our acquisition of the Alltel Directory Company, and she made very creative contributions in our successful effort to win the Malcolm Baldrige Award.”

Marilyn B. Neal

Senior Vice President

GTE Directories Corporation


Melanie has been working with me for over a year and she has done an outstanding job!  I initially hired Melanie to help me redesign my website.  She came up with a comprehensive communications strategy, worked with me and the website team to come up with creative ideas and images, plan the layout and write copy for my current website,  Since that time I have asked Melanie to help with a variety of other marketing related services and she is always willing to help.  She is flexible, takes initiative with communications, and works to agreed upon deadlines. She is currently booking speaking engagements for me.”

Mitch Kenvin 

President and CEO

Kenvin Financial Services


“I am pleased to write this recommendation on behalf of Melanie Yonks. Melanie worked for GTE Directories for approximately 6 ½ years, specifically in our internal communications department.  My personal association with her was in conjunction with her production of our monthly business television broadcast.  She was responsible for not only the content of the broadcast, but the technical production as well.  I found Melanie executed her duties in a professional and competent manner.  She was willing to do whatever it may take to make the Broadcast successful.  She was extremely conscientious and committed to her responsibilities.”

Earl A Goode


GTE Information Services, inc.


“Melanie has been the producer on many of our broadcasts and has done an outstanding job.  She is well organized, conscientious and conducts her business in a very professional manner.  Her skills run the gamut from attention to detail ---thourough preparation --- creativity --- and the ability to stay calm and react smoothly during any “on the air” surprises.  It was intersting to note that when Melanie was our producer, there were rarely any surprises.”

J.M. Rafferty

Merchandise Manager

Intimate Apparel

JCPenney, Co.


“Melanie has always proven her commitment to the company by taking the initiative and doing whatever necessary to help ensure objectives are met.  Even under high-pressure and tight deadlines, Melanie is a pleasure to work with, is well respected, well prepared and clearly understands business objectives.  Melanie has participated on many confidential and sensitive projects and  high profile teams during her career at GTE Directories.  For example she represented Public Affairs on the Growth Initiatives Team and developed and implemented a communications plan and internal marketing effort that included a dedicated print publication, an audio line, a series of posters and wallet inserts, a series of segments on our television broadcasts, and a regular colunn in our monthly print magazine." 

Marilyn B. Neal

Senior Vice President

GTE Directories Corporation




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