Test shot of me for a 5:00 AM physician photo shoot for Carolinas HealthCare System.


I’m Mel

I am a creative and strategic thinker who is passionate about helping corporate and non-profit clients tell their stories.

I lead projects from initial briefing to launch day and beyond. I’ve worked with clients from the quite small to the very tall and I’d love to work with you.

My expertise is primarily in global strategy and execution, business impact and leadership. I am a trusted advisor and integrator with many types of enterprises where I successfully advise top communication officers and global business executives. Areas of focus include but are not limited to global brand and communications management, investor relations and stakeholder engagement.

Guinn & Associates is my newest creation where I act as a global brand and communications consultant. I formerly founded and managed Zander Guinn Millan for fifteen years, an award-winning brand and publicity firm. I have a great team of creatives, photographers, web developers, videographers and more who can join me when appropriate for the client. I also guide junior and senior level brand executives to amplify their internal talent.

Some would say that I act as a “Fractional CMO” for clients based in the U.S. and Europe.
I just think of myself as a client advocate who gets great things accomplished.

My CV is viewable here if you would like to know more about me.

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I love what I do. I get to work with all types of photographers and crew teams to make projects happen.

– M. Guinn Henderson


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Y2 Yoga

Single Advertisement Concept

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

– Theodore Roosevelt


I Build Relations

Client Experience

I never get tired of seeing a client with an award and a big smile.


What My Clients Say


Awards & Honors


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