Publisher and Portfolio Director
Airport Experience News
Diversity and Inclusion Business Partner/Lead for Clarion Events
Melissa Montes joined Airport Experience News in 2013 as director of business development and marketing. She became portfolio director in 2019 and was named publisher the following year.
Montes is responsible for the overall strategic vision of Airport Experience News, the Airport Experience Conference and other company-hosted events. She leads the AX team in hosting an unparalleled networking and education opportunity for airport and concessions executives, supported by the AX News magazine and other media. She is also host of the informative AXiNsights webinar series.
She is also diversity and inclusion business partner/lead for Clarion Events, and her leadership role at AXN remains unchanged.
In the new diversity and inclusion role, Montes will operate in direct partnership with the leadership team and human resources in the company’s North America region to understand the needs of the workforce, drive strategy and incorporate training programs. She will seek to inspire teamwork and collaboration across various organizational groups and will assist senior-level management with the development of innovative and measurable solutions to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.