John Melleky, CFRE, CFEE, Principal 
FIG Solutions 

John R. Melleky, CFRE, CFEE is a Principal of FIG Solutions, a consulting firm that assists organizations in “Filling In Gaps” as needed. The firm assists in all aspects of organizational management, including board relations, strategic planning, fundraising, sponsorships, marketing and public relations, event and festival management, merchandising volunteers and membership. He is also currently working with the Edison Festival of Light in Fort Myers, FL as Executive Director of Development.

Prior to FIG Solutions, Melleky most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Fiesta San Antonio Commission. The Commission manages Fiesta San Antonio, one of the nation's largest festivals for 3..6 million people with over 100 events in 11 days. The organization oversees the marketing, sponsorships and logistics with the city and serves as a resource center for the over 100 nonprofits that run the various events of Fiesta.

While at Fiesta San Antonio, Melleky created the first strategic plan in the organization's 55 year history. Through analyzing the processes and procedures, he led a team that increased overall yearly income for the organization by 25% including:

* increasing sponsorship dollars by 70% in three years,

* increasing memberships by 10% each year,

* doubling magazine advertising,

* increasing merchandise sales by 47%,

* and increasing ticket income through the creation of online ticket sales.