Melissa Dillinger leads communications at Collins Aerospace, providing
executive direction and strategic leadership for communications programs to best
position Collins with employees, customers and external partners. Previously,
Melissa led the functional and business communications teams, with a focus on
inspiring innovative and creative communication campaigns that achieve
Prior to joining Collins, Melissa held several communications leadership
roles at Caterpillar, Inc., where she was responsible for communications teams
and strategies supporting the company’s global supply chain, Lean manufacturing
transformation and dealer network.
Melissa's 20+ years of communications experience also includes reporting,
producing and anchoring for an NBC affiliate, receiving an excellence award from
the Illinois Broadcasters Association. She also spent part of her career
supporting communications and marketing initiatives with various elected
officials in the state and federal arenas.
Melissa is an avid adventure traveler, fearless downhill skier and lover of
all things family. Her biggest joy is chasing around her two little boys – who
both have big dreams of becoming astronauts. She holds two bachelors of arts
degrees in Communications and Spanish from Bradley University in Peoria,
Illinois, and attended the University of Seville in Seville, Spain.