Staff & Consultants

Melody Cardenas,
Sr. Director of Professional Development

Melody Cardenas has over 13 years in association management, event management and professional development. Melody began her training and education career 19 years ago at Nationwide as a training developer and facilitator for annuity products.

Since then she has rounded out her experience as an adult learning champion, planning and delivering a variety of education programs and events from soft skills and ethics courses to technical job training. Melody holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism from Heidelberg University and a master’s degree in mass communication from Bowling Green State University. Melody interned during her undergraduate studies at the Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services as a migrant food stamp caseworker. She also interned at WEWS News Channel 5 Cleveland during her graduate study program.

Melody’s role with AASC is planning and delivering the professional development programs, including those offered at the annual National Service Coordinators Conference.