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Melissa Duplantier » Melissa E. Duplantier

Melissa E. Duplantier

Director, Marketing and Communications

Education: Tulane University - Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts with minors in marketing and history.
West Virginia University - Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications. 
Event Marketing - Professional Certification - University of New Orleans.

Melissa Duplantier is the director of marketing and public relations at St. Augustine High School. She oversees the organization's marketing, branding, digital media, media relations, and communication functions at the school. Before assuming her current post, Duplantier served as director of public affairs for the American Red Cross Louisiana Region. Before that, she was the executive director of the American Red Cross St. Bernard Chapter, where she was responsible for the organization's communications, advancement, and outreach strategy on issues including disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Throughout her career, Ms. Duplantier has held a variety of communications and marketing positions, including public relations director at Pan American Life Insurance Company, communications manager at Tulane Medical Center, Manhattan Enterprises, and Creative Renovators. Ms. Duplantier lives in New Orleans with her husband David Duplantier, a 1984 graduate of St. Augustine High School, and their dog Jax. 
Favorite Book: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Favorite Place on Campus:
The Hall of Knights. 
Favorite Marching 100 Song:
In the Stone by Earth, Wind, and Fire.  
Favorite Snowball Flavor: Black Cherry
Favorite Teacher:
Ms. Yvonne, Classical Ballet 
Favorite Trip: Barcelona, Spain 
Fun Fact:
My husband and I live with an English Bulldog named Jax.