Media and Corporate Communications Contacts


Melissa H. Zona

VP, Corporate Communications and Public Relations

Mrs. Zona joined Tronox in January 2018, bringing 20 years of communications and public relations experience, primarily in the chemicals and manufacturing industries.  Mrs. Zona spent the majority of her career with Solutia, Inc., a specialty chemicals company that was acquired by Eastman Chemical in 2012. During her time at Solutia, she led the evolution of the corporation’s global voice, ensuring communications were engaging, informative and valued by employees and company influencers. Mrs. Zona holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Jacksonville State University.

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Carla Duarte

Director, Corporate Communications

Ms. Duarte joined Tronox in July, 2016. She brings more than 10 years of corporate and agency communications and marketing. Prior to joining Tronox, she was a lead account manager for MossWarner Communications supporting strategic employee communications for several global clients. Her previous agency experience includes DigitasLBi U.S., Pappas MacDonnell, Inc., and XL Communications, Inc.

She began her career at Oracle Corporation contributing in a variety of roles including marketing, internal training, human resources and consulting. Ms. Duarte is passionate about building tools and relationships to encourage employee engagement and supporting strategic communication to achieve organizational and cultural alignment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.