Melissa DeGraw Metz is the Membership Director for Experience Columbus, the destination sales and marketing organization for the Greater Columbus area. Her responsibilities include recruiting and providing benefits and services to the more than 850 members of the organization, most of which are stakeholders in the local hospitality industry. Since joining Experience Columbus in 2007, Melissa’s focus has been to help members grow their business by marketing to the lucrative visitor market and through networking opportunities that lead to valuable business-to-business opportunities. A Columbus native, Melissa attended The Ohio State University where she majored in communications prior to working for the Columbus Blue Jackets managing their premium seating areas. Melissa can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-222-6126.