POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (July 30, 2021) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward has appointed Melanie Dickinson to its board of directors.
Dickinson is the President & Publisher of the South Florida Business Journal and has led the transformation of the publication from a traditional weekly print newspaper to a digital-first media giant. The product overhaul has resulted in double-digit increases in viewership and website engagement with the Business Journal audience and propelled the publication to the top of the nation’s 43 Business Journals around the county.
“I am so excited to welcome Melanie to our board,” said Habitat Broward CEO and Executive Director, Nancy Robin. “Her unique talents and experience make her just the kind of leader to fuel Habitat’s mission to empower even more Broward residents through home ownership.”
As a Journalism graduate of the University of Maryland she started her career with the Washington Journalism Review. Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Florida, her next journalism position was with the Miami Herald. In 1997, Dickinson joined the Philadelphia Business Journal, part of the American City Business Journal network. After six years, she was named advertising director and later publisher of the company’s Birmingham Business Journal. She then returned home to Florida in 2008 to lead the South Florida Business Journal.
Additionally, Dickinson passion for recognizing and elevating the achievements of women in business led to her pioneering the Women’s Leadership Group. This invitation-only women’s membership organization allows CEOs, presidents, and business owners the opportunity to share their successes, challenges, and ideas with other women in a supportive and confidential setting. Now in its fifth year, the group’s members include some of the region’s most impactful disrupters and true captains of industry.