MELISSA ALARCON is originally from Las Cruces, NM, and joined the HFS family in August 2014 as an executive assistant. Melissa graduated with her bachelor’s degree in hotel, tourism, and restaurant management from New Mexico State University. Upon graduation, she moved to Ft. Walton Beach, FL, to begin the management training program for the US Air Force Services Agency. After a couple of years working at Hurlburt Field, she made the move to the private sector, working as a restaurant manager. As she gained more management experience, Melissa made the transition to retail management, working for Aeropostale, Loft, and the Limited. During this time, she completed her master’s degree in human resources from the University of Phoenix. After several years in retail, Melissa migrated back to the food industry and started working for Starbucks. While managing a café in San Antonio, Melissa was recruited to join the HFS Team.
Throughout her career, Melissa has always had a passion for event planning. She has planned weddings, volunteer events, and symposiums. Her most recent undertaking is volunteering on the planning committee for the Centennial Gala for the Society of American Military Engineers.
- Master of Business Administration, Human Resources – University of Phoenix
- Bachelor of Science, Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management – New Mexico State University