Melanie Howard has joined American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) as its director of corporate communications.
"Melanie's strategic marketing and communications experience in private and nonprofit sectors makes her a tremendous asset to our team. As we look to a new era of growth at AAIS, her expertise will be invaluable in telling our story and expanding partnerships with all our stakeholders," AAIS President and CEO Edmund Kelly said.
Howard will manage marketing communications strategies, media relations, executive communications and branding initiatives, among other tasks.
"I'm excited to join this talented team and I look forward to communicating AAIS' incredible value in serving the P&C industry as the only not-for-profit advisory organization," she said.
Howard has more than 20 years of strategic communications and marketing experience. Most recently, she managed a government communications team at Great West/Empower Retirement. She also served as vice president of marketing for Charter Financial and as vice president of communications for JDRF/Denver. As CEO of Howard Communications, she represented Fortune 500 companies.