President, MKE Communications Inc
Mary Eitel is an independent public relations counselor with an expertise in strategic planning and public engagement programs for top consumer brands. Prior to opening her own firm in late 2007, Eitel was senior vice president for Edelman and ran the agency’s consumer team for the southeast. A Press Club member for more than 15 years, Eitel currently co-chairs the Press Club’s Awards of Excellence committee. She is an advisory board member of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, a member of the Public Relations Society of America, and is a former board member of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. She’s a University of Alabama graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications.