Meet Melva Akens
Recognizing the lack of civility, and having a sense of purpose and urgency, she was alarmed with the overt levels of rudeness and purposely worked to inspire others to do better.
Akens is a Pepperdine University alumni, former retail buyer and current production professional. Her completion of etiquette and corporate and management training programs are with The Protocol School of Washington, At Ease, Inc., Carter-Hawley Hale Executive Training, Federated Department Stores, The Navy Resale System and the International Alliance of Stage and Theatrical Employees.
Former service includes: a founding board member of Women in Film and Television International; president of Women in Film & Television – Central Florida; chair of Program Development and Evaluation Committee (city of Winter Park, FL); and Global Peace Film Festival Development Director. Melva’s current memberships are Global Peace Film Festival board of directors, and member of Women in Film Atlanta, Georgia Production Partnership, The Links, Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.