Melea Gernert

Business Manager

With more than 30 years in the advertising and public relations biz, Melea possesses enough industry know-how to sink a ship.

A steadfast CNP staple since 1997, we count on her to keep our ship on course as our Business Manager, quality control technician and unofficial agency historian. With her ace accounting and eagle-eyed copywriting, editing and proofing skills, Melea never misses a detail (or an episode of Downton Abbey, for that matter). Trying to sneak in an Oxford comma? Not on her watch.

10 Random Things
  • I’m completely in love with the PBS series Downton Abbey. The show’s seasons are not long enough for me!
  • I’m also a Food TV’s “Barefoot Contessa” junkie. Just about everything I cook now is from her recipes.
  • I love old movies – everything from Gone with the Wind to White Christmas.
  • I think the iPhone is the greatest invention EVER!
  • My favorite U.S. city is Savannah, Georgia.
  • I HATE standing in lines.
  • I love that President Obama’s daughter’s name (Malia) is making my name more mainstream (spelled differently – pronounced the same).
  • I never drank coffee until I was in my 30s.
  • I hate to wear shoes.
  • Home is my favorite place on earth, but I LOVE to travel too.