Melissa Schoeb is Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Occidental, responsible for advancing the company's reputation in support of its global business strategy. She oversees corporate affairs for Occidental and its oil and gas, midstream and chemical operations in the U.S., Middle East and Latin America. Her portfolio includes corporate communications, public affairs, media relations, branding, advertising, marketing communications, digital strategies, charitable giving, community relations and employee engagement.
A communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in corporate, crisis, investor, employee, product and sales communications, Ms. Schoeb has worked and lived in major global markets, leading industry-acclaimed teams in the U.S, Europe, Latin America and Africa. She has been honored with industry accolades, including PR Week's Corporate PR Team of the Year and an appreciation award from the White House Communications Agency.
Prior to joining Occidental, Ms. Schoeb was Senior Vice President, Senior Partner and General Manager at Fleishman-Hillard, where she developed and executed communications strategies for leading global companies, including Amgen, AT&T, Cathay Pacific, Chevron, Marriott, VisaUSA and UPS. She previously served as Director of Global Communications for Nortel Networks and worked as a management consultant with Gemini Consulting (now KPMG), where she provided strategic and operational support for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon), BT and South African Telkom.
Ms. Schoeb is a member of The Arthur W. Page Society, The Seminar and the Executive Women's Partnership with the Greater Houston Partnership program. She serves on the Pension and Retirement Plan Administrative Board Committee of Occidental and recently chaired the American Petroleum Institute's Communications Committee. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, Ms. Schoeb holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish and is fluent in Spanish and Italian.