2023 Speaker


Melissa Andresko

Chief Corporate Brand Ambassador
Lutron Electronics


A 25-year company veteran, Melissa Andresko is Chief Brand Ambassador at Lutron Electronics, the world leader in smart lighting and smart shading control systems for residential and commercial spaces.

A dynamic communications strategist, Melissa has spent most of her career driving the adoption of smart home products through various communications vehicles. She frequently appears on national and local news programs and podcasts as a smart home expert and speaks at global events and conferences annually, sharing her expertise in the areas of the smart home user experience and product adoption.

In her role as Chief Corporate Brand Ambassador, Melissa serves as Lutron’s company spokesperson and is responsible for corporate communications, including executive communications, employee, customer, and media events, public relations, and celebrity and industry relations.

Melissa was named “One of the Most Powerful Women in Consumer Technology” by Dealerscope magazine in 2018. In 2019, she was awarded the Women in Consumer Technology Legacy Award, citing her industry contributions spanning two decades, as well as CE Pro magazine’s Masters Award. In 2023, she was awarded CTA’s Smart Home Leadership Award.

Melissa serves on the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Executive Board and is a member of the CTA Board of Industry Leaders, Smart Home and Accessories Division Boards, and is a CTA Foundation Trustee. With a passion for mentoring and advancing women in the technology field, Melissa mentors women at all career levels to help them become the best version of themselves.

Melissa holds bachelors’ degree in journalism and political science from Moravian University in Bethlehem, PA