Headshot photo - Melinda CaninoMelinda is a Senior HR Communications Advisor with strategic HR. She has a passion for helping others to identify and achieve their goals. She also enjoys tackling challenges, removing barriers, and creating processes and tools to help pave the way for individuals/departments/organizations to reach their potential and to have fun while doing it!

Melinda brings more than 20 years of combined experience in the areas of talent acquisition, career development and counseling, workforce development, and HR project management. She has worked with companies spanning a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, engineering, IT, marketing & advertising, healthcare, finance & banking, education, and non-profit. As a result, she has implemented her excellent research and analytical skills to quickly gain a deeper understanding of new industries and target markets, as well as identifying effective recruiting and sourcing strategies.

In the course of her career and formal training, Melinda has discovered an affinity for public relations, marketing, and professional writing and editing. Coupled with her exceptional attention to detail, she puts these skills into action daily as she helps clients to develop and fine-tune their communication pieces, in addition to supporting strategic HR’s marketing initiatives and website content development.

Melinda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with concentrations in Human Resources Management and Psychology from Bowling Green State University. She also has a Master of Science Degree in College Student Personnel from Miami University.

Beyond her professional life, Melinda channels her love and devotion to her husband and two children. She is an active volunteer in the region as the Secretary of the ROYAL Theatre Company Board of Directors, Girl Scout Troop Leader, supporter of Kings Stagelighters, and volunteer in her children’s schools.

If you have questions for Melinda or would like to contact her directly, email her at Melinda@strategicHRinc.com.