Melissa Mahler is a highly sought after strategist, lawyer and social impact entrepreneur. For over fifteen years she has advised C-Suite executives, boards of directors, investors and NGO’s in negotiating complex transactions, advancing policy objectives and managing strategic and diverse relationships. She has collaborated with management teams on emerging technologies, closed financings and commercialized technology with universities, governments and Fortune 100 companies.

As an award-winning journalist and accomplished attorney, Melissa is an architect at using her platform to create change and amplify social impact. In addition to being the CEO and executive editor of People Purpose Impact she is the founder of Pro Player Insiders and a pioneer in athlete lifestyle media.

Melissa believes that life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage and that together we can change the world. Among her current activities, Melissa is on the advisory board of the Brink Institute, is a delegate to the United Nations Summit on Media and Social Impact, is on the Board of Directors of the Stop Abuse Campaign and is the Senior Legal Advisor to the World Education Foundation.

Melissa has a BS in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a minor in Political Science from Maxwell School of Citizenship and a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law.