Ken Melton

The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Ken Melton has served as the communications strategist for the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Air and Missile Defense Sector since 2019. In this role, he is the trusted communications consultant to the executive and senior leadership teams and develops and executes communication plans while also managing and creating content for them. In addition, he is also an Adjunct Lecturer of Strategic Communications in Technical Organizations at John Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering.

Before joining APL, Mr. Melton served for 3.5 years with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service as their internal communications/employee engagement specialist, lead communication specialist for USDA Farmer’s Market, and several other functional areas. Before this, he served 12.5 years in Marine Corps as an international multimedia journalist, editor, media relations specialist, marketing and PR specialist, and press chief.

He holds a Bachelor’s in Communications Studies from UM-Global Campus and a Master’s Degree in Public Relations from Georgetown University.