Megan Gabriel is a trusted reputation management expert specializing in brand building and thought leadership campaigns, issue advocacy, litigation communication, risk management, and crisis planning and response.
Widely respected for her writing and client-management skills, Megan creates and executes communications campaigns designed to create issue awareness, inform and educate stakeholders, and drive action by important constituencies. She routinely collaborates with teams across business functions to develop communications programs that support the client’s business and legal strategies.
Megan’s clients benefit from her proven ability to distill complex issues into simple messages that resonate with key stakeholders by appealing to their concerns and emotions.
Megan has counseled organizations across a variety of industries – including non-profit organizations, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies – on high-stakes matters including activist pressure, regulatory action, litigation, internal organizational changes, public policy issues or emergencies that could impact the reputation of the organization and its freedom to operate. Most notably, she has specific food, drug, and consumer recall management experience for companies in a variety of industries.
Behind the scenes, Megan develops and implements crisis preparedness programs that include risk assessments, SWOT analyses, crisis management and crisis communications plans, and training exercises such as media coaching and tabletop exercises.
Megan is a graduate of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland, College Park.
One last thing… A two-time NCAA National Champion, Megan was a valued member of Maryland’s varsity field hockey team.