Director of Operations
Melissa Dennard’s small retail business experience informs her operational role at Criss Cross Commercial Group. Melissa joined the company in 2010. Today she manages the operational and administrative aspects of the company.
Melissa graduated from Houston’s Memorial High School, and obtained a bachelor’s of science degree from Washington & Lee University in 1997.
After an early career in teaching, in 2001 Melissa opened and operated a nationally branded home furnishings store in Houston. She developed knowledge and experience in retail sales, product sourcing and distribution, marketing, and tenant commercial real estate issues.
After selling the business and joining Criss Cross, Melissa applied her background in retail to support the company’s focus on shopping center development and management. In her operations management role, Melissa helps build tenant relationships. She also directs the company’s operational financial activity.
Melissa is active in the community, and as a former educator, she is passionate about children’s services. She volunteers for Clear Creek Independent School District and Anchor Point pregnancy and parenting center.
Melissa and her husband, Ryan, reside in League City with their four children.