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Juan Melli

Juan Melli

Vice President

Juan Melli is a Vice President in Mercury’s Westfield, NJ office. He is an award-winning, bilingual communications strategist with over 10 years of experience in public relations, political campaigns, government relations, message development, digital media and crisis communications.

Former board member of Garden State Equality

Served as an advisor for two Hoboken Mayors: Mayor Ravinder S. Bhalla and Mayor Dawn Zimmer

Associate Editor and Columnist for PolitickerNJ.com

Founded BlueJersey.com, a website focused on state-level political news and analysis

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Juan Melli is a Vice President in Mercury’s Westfield, NJ office. He is an award-winning, bilingual communications strategist with over 10 years of experience in public relations, political campaigns, government relations, message development, digital media and crisis communications.

Juan served as communications manager for the City of Hoboken and was a long-time trusted advisor to Mayor Dawn Zimmer. In Hoboken, he managed communications under the most extreme conditions during Hurricane Sandy and built the strongest social media presence in the state.

Prior to his work for the City of Hoboken, Juan was Director of New Media for Governor Jon Corzine’s campaign and Associate Editor and Columnist for PolitickerNJ.com. He founded BlueJersey.com in 2005 – one of the first websites for state-level political news and analysis.

In 2006, PolitickerNJ.com recognized Juan as “Politician of the Year” and later ranked him #17 on the Top 100 Power List. He was ranked among the Top 10 Power Brokers in Hudson County in 2018 by Talk On the Hudson.

Juan is a 2002 graduate of Rutgers University and earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 2008. He serves on the board of the Hoboken Community Center and resides in Hoboken, NJ with his wife and two boys.