President, MKE Communications Inc
Mary Eitel is an experienced communications consultant, focused on creating strategic communications plans and public engagement programs for consumer brands. Prior to opening her own consultancy in 2007, Eitel was a national practice leader for Edelman and ran the agency’s consumer team for the southeast. A Press Club member for more than 15 years, Eitel chaired the Gorilla Ball in the late 90s and is currently an active member of the Press Club’s Awards of Excellence committee. She is a board member of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, a member of the Public Relations Society of America, and is a former board member of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. She’s a University of Alabama graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications.