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Melissa Dawn Simkins

Melissa Dawn Simkins


Velvet Suite, Inc. (

Accomplished executive, media personality and pioneer in the personal branding movement, Melissa Dawn Simkins has a proven formula for building brands of influence. Simkins is President of Velvet Suite an innovative brand leadership firm. She is also creator of an e-learning community called Women In The Spotlight.


Northwestern University

Master of Science - Medill School of Journalism , Integrated Marketing Communications

I received my undergraduate degree from Otterbein University in Public Relations and Business and received my Masters of Science in Integrated Marketing from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. I am a recent appointee to The Board of Trustees at Otterbein University.

Velvet Suite, Inc.


Melissa's Story

Hi! My name is Melissa and I love helping anyone learn how to turn their passion into profit. I'm a pioneer in the field of personal branding and my company Velvet Suite, Inc. is an innovative brand leadership firm. I'm passionate about helping women design their dream life beyond their career. I created to share my network of amazing leading women.

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