Meg is the director of communications at the NC Rural Center, and is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing, and directing the comprehensive external communications products of the Center.
She previously worked as the director of marketing and communications at Triangle Community Foundation, a philanthropic institution working to ensure that everyone in the Triangle region of North Carolina can thrive. Prior to her nine-year leadership role at the Foundation, she worked for several nonprofit organizations, including United Way of the Greater Triangle, Physicians for Human Rights, and The Boston Foundation. Meg has also worked in higher education at both Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Meredith College, where she taught at the collegiate level, and as a daily newspaper reporter for the Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Throughout her 20+ year career, Meg has used strategic messaging to influence community change and philanthropic growth. She has expertise in planning and leading comprehensive communications, building sustainable stakeholder relationships, crisis communications, crafting messages that resonate with different audiences, and encouraging engagement through innovative tactics.
Meg received her undergraduate degree from Westfield State University in Western Massachusetts, and has a master’s degree from Suffolk University in Boston. Transplanted to North Carolina in 2007, Meg grew up in a small town in Connecticut. She lives in Knightdale with her husband, teenage son, and their two pets, Indiana (dog) and Mabel (cat). In her free time, she enjoys interior design/renovation, woodworking, hiking, and watching “You’ve Got Mail” for the 152nd time.