Member Spotlight: Melissa Marschka, Barley Snyder

Name: Melissa Marschka
Company: Barley Snyder
Title: Director of Business Development
Email: mmarschka@barley.com 

  1. How did you get into legal marketing? 
    After working as a major gifts fundraiser and earning my MBA, I decided to build upon my development experience and put my MBA to work in a new career. I applied for the job of Business Development Director with Barley Snyder and have been enjoying my new career path. Legal Marketing combines many of the things I love – working with people and learning about new businesses and industries.
  2. Describe one of your best experiences in legal marketing?
    As I am still very new to Legal Marketing, I would have to say that one of the best experiences I have had was attending the LMAconference in April. It was a great setting to learn and network.
  3. What is one of your greatest challenges when it comes to legal marketing? 
    One of the biggest challenges is connecting the dots – helping people to understand that the small efforts will eventually pay off in a big way.
  4. Do you have any words of wisdom to those who are new to the field?
    Being just shy of a year in the field, I can’t offer any words of wisdom – but I’m certainly accepting advice!
  5. What is one thing that most people don’t know about you? 
    My husband Chris and I have known each other since we were kids – 4 years old to be exact. We didn’t start dating until college, but have been good friends for a long time. We are now thrilled to be parents of a daughter named Janice.
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