What People Are Saying
"Melissa’s presentation personalized the issue… the human story behind the crash statistics many of us deal with daily."
“When the Florida regions of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Intelligent Transportation Society combined for their first joint meeting since the pandemic – Transpo 2022 – Melissa was our keynote speaker. With traffic safety a major element of both organizations, and a key theme of the conference, Melissa’s presentation personalized the issue…the human story behind the crash statistics many of us deal with daily. She captivated the attendees; after the session, many lined up to talk with her personally. And, over the next two days of technical presentations, Melissa’s opening comments were mentioned again and again. A powerful story presented with a lasting impact.”
Pete Yauch, P.E., PTOE, RSP2i
Florida Puerto Rico District, Institute of Transportation Engineers
"Many years ago, I had the opportunity to hear Melissa present on 'The Power of Life Insurance' and her story stuck with me."
Fast Forward 14+ years later – we were looking for a keynote speaker for our annual conference. We wanted someone that could deliver a passionate and memorable presentation on the importance of life insurance ownership in a financial plan. The first person that came to my mind was Melissa. With her powerful personal story, Melissa has a unique ability to grab the hearts of the audience and sincerely bring home this message. She did her research, knew exactly who her audience was and tailored her message to them specifically. One of the best speakers we have had to date – I would highly recommend Melissa!
Eric Stuart, VP | Life Distribution
Allegis Advisor Group
"Melissa’s passion to improve traffic safety combined with her strength and grace are unprecedented.”
“Melissa Wandall, thrown into the world of safety by a tragic loss, has embraced her advocacy role fearlessly. From serving as the President of the National Coalition for Safer Roads to the Campaign Ambassador for Alert Today Florida, she has been a driving force in reducing fatalities on Florida’s roadways. Melissa’s passion to improve traffic safety combined with her strength and grace are unprecedented.”
Day Communications, Inc.
"Melissa has served as a keynote speaker for many Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization programs and initiatives..."
Melissa has served as a keynote speaker for many Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization programs and initiatives that I have coordinated over the last several years. The most frequent word you hear in response to Melissa’s message is “inspiring.” By sharing her personal story, she encourages people to find their “why” in life and to use that as motivation to affect positive change. Melissa’s courage, grace, and passion resonate with listeners and they are left with a desire to do more. She leaves an impactful imprint on audience’s minds and hearts.
Education and Safety Coordinator
Vision Zero Project Manager
Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization
"Her commitment and passion have earned her the National Safety Council Distinguished Service to Safety Award."
Melissa’s tireless advocacy work stems from her love of family, and the recognition that we all stand to lose if safety is discounted. Her commitment and passion have earned her the National Safety Council Distinguished Service to Safety Award, the highest award given to safety professionals, and her story is a powerful reminder that we can all use our voice for making our communities a better, safer place to live.
Deborah A.P. Hersman, President and CEO
National Safety Council
"We found exactly what we were looking for with Melissa!"
When we were looking for a featured speaker for our annual meeting we had a certain criteria we were looking for. We wanted someone with a message that would touch your heart. We found exactly what we were looking for with Melissa! She brought a real life story and how she turned that into being a major advocate for the Life Insurance industry. If your group or organization is looking for someone with compassion and energy I would highly recommend Melissa!!
Mark Frentress, President of the Iowa Agents Association
Associate Manager, Farm Bureau Financial Services
"Melissa Wandall is a reminder how one life can heal many."
We often describe unwavering commitment, as “passionate.” In my 16 years of working in the field of trauma and bereavement, I have seen no one more committed to the lives of others. Passionate would underestimate her impact. Laws have been changed, lives saved and families brought together to grieve. Helping others is a responsibility we are supposed to accept. Melissa Wandall is a reminder how one life can heal many.
Pete Schrock, Co-Founder & Chief People Officer