Elizabeth R. Melena Joins GSL Public Strategies Group

HARRISBURG, PA, March 15, 2023 – GSL Public Strategies Group announced today that Elizabeth R. Melena has joined as a Vice President of GSL Public Affairs and Communications. She will be based in the firm’s Harrisburg office.

Ms. Melena is a strategic communications professional with more than a decade of experience working on statewide campaigns, in state government and in the nonprofit sector. As the Director of Operations in Governor Wolf’s Office of Communications, Ms. Melena restructured press offices for the Governor and various state agencies by developing new policies and processes, directing communications hiring and evaluating the commonwealth’s marketing RFPs.

Ms. Melena also served as the Communications Director for Governor Tom Wolf’s re-election campaign where she crafted the messaging and executed the media plan that led to the Governor’s 17-point win. She served as a political communications advisor to Governor Wolf for the remainder of his term.

As a consultant, Ms. Melena helped nonprofit clients develop and carry out communications and media relations campaigns, directed grant processes that have raised tens of millions of dollars and managed and advised on the full spectrum of communications efforts.

Ms. Melena earned a B.A. from Saint Joseph’s University.



GSL Public Strategies Group, LLC (GSL) provides a complete range of government consulting, government relations and corporate and crisis communications services. Our experienced, bipartisan team of former Pennsylvania government and business leaders and public affairs professionals have unique expertise and broad experience. The team serves every client at the highest level possible, focusing on anticipating needs, planning strategically and executing plans that further our clients’ interests and help them to achieve their goals.

GSL is part of a platform of companies which includes Stevens & Lee, one of the 250 largest law firms in the country with more than 185 lawyers and 18 offices, ten of which are in Pennsylvania.


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