Avison Young hires new communications director, to be based in Chicago

Avison Young has hired Melissa Dinslage as global director of internal communications with a mandate to oversee the development of internal initiatives, platforms and channels that advance the company’s brand while facilitating internal marketing efforts, operational efficiency and employee engagement. She will be based in Avison Young’s downtown Chicago office.

“We’re thrilled that Melissa has accepted this newly created position as we continue to add resources to our global team,” said Mark E. Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young. “As we continue to grow our platform and service our clients globally, our expanding geography of top talent requires experts to promote communication and foster our culture. Melissa has a well-established track record of energizing corporate culture. We’re confident that she will explore, identify and implement new communications initiatives, platforms and technologies that support our long-term operational, business and client-service goals.”

Dinslage brings 13 years of corporate communications experience to Avison Young, most recently as internal communications director with Conagra Brands in Chicago. Prior to joining Conagra, she held communications leadership positions at Cars.com and Sara Lee Corporation, where she was responsible for employee, sales and customer communications.

“Any opportunity to carve out a new role and create a communications and engagement platform from the ground up is exciting,” Dinslage said. “It’s an incredible time to join Avison Young, not only because of the firm’s non-stop growth, but because of its deep commitment to employees and clients.”