Melissa A. Messer, MHS, is the Vice President and Chief Product Officer. She oversees all new product acquisitions and development and manages a team of project directors and quality control specialists. Melissa received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida.
Melissa joined PAR in 2002. During her time at PAR, she has worked on the development of more than 30 products. Melissa is the author of several PAR products, including the Academic Achievement Battery (AAB) series, the Working Styles Assessment (WSA), and the Work Values Inventory (WVI). In addition, she has coauthored multiple editions of John Holland’s Self-Directed Search (SDS).
From its modest beginnings in Bob and Cathy Smith's home years ago, PAR has grown into a leading publisher of psychological assessment materials designed to help our customers better serve their clients.