Michele Welsh

Marketing Director

The Ohio State University, BS Industrial Design, Visual Communication Design
Smart CEO Circle of Excellence Top 10 Startup CEOs
ComputerWorld Smithsonian Innovative Technology Award
ADDY Award
Print Regional Design Annual
Society for Technical Communications Distinguished Award
Healthcare Advertising Award

Michele brings a wealth of knowledge to VCA as both an entrepreneur and marketing professional.  Her career has included roles as an Art Director, Creative Director and the Founder & CEO of 2 startup firms.  She has been featured by a number of both print and network media including GMA, Fox News, Conde Nast and the Today Show.  Additionally, she brought her entrepreneurial teachings to The Johns Hopkins University MBA program where she co-opted case studies with the Carey School of Business.  Michele understands the pace of a growing dynamic company which makes her very comfortable in this environment. Outside Verdence, Michele co-founded Sisters Circle, a mentoring program for underserved girls and young women in Baltimore.

Get to know Michele!

What lesson or piece of advice from your parents do you find yourself repeating?

“Focus on education. No one can take it away from you, and it’s the most portable thing you’ll ever own.”

What is your favorite vacation spot?

“It’s a tie: Lake Powell, UT and Banff in Alberta Canada.”

What makes you happy?

“My 3 kids and watching them mature; My husband who is the funniest person I know; Deep conversations/brainstorming; Travel, Travel, Travel.”

If you were stranded in the desert, what 3 things would you want to have with you and why?

1.) A Keurig (because coffee)
2.) My iPad with unlimited battery (I’m a techie)
3.) A Leatherman Tool (Because you can do everything from fix your Keurig and iPad to file your nails with it)