Derek Melot, Director of Communications and Marketing

Derek Melot joined MAC in 2014 after a long career in print and digital journalism. In addition to editing and columnist postings at newspapers in Oklahoma, Texas and Michigan, Melot was the first editor of the digital news site Bridge Magazine and served as senior editor for Public Sector Consultants, the Lansing-based research firm.

He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Oklahoma and did graduate work at the University of Vermont on the American political system.