Maria McHale handles key accounts for Moxley Carmichael, working with clients in multiple sectors including nonprofit, communications, medical and professional services. Her expertise in marketing and research is coupled with a passion for creative solutions. She is skilled at traditional public relations services, such as crafting communications plans and earning media coverage for clients, and also develops innovative marketing and digital solutions to ensure her clients can claim a competitive edge in their industries.

Prior to joining Moxley Carmichael in 2018, Maria worked in consumer product design and branding for five years after graduating from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in commerce. After a trip to Singapore to explore international brands with Enactus, a global nonprofit community of student, academic and business leaders, Maria found her niche in branding, marketing and strategic planning.

Maria enjoys supporting community organizations and small businesses and works with many of Moxley Carmichael’s nonprofit clients. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Volunteer Chapter and Introduction Knoxville class of fall 2021.

A native of Northern California, Maria resides in Knoxville with her husband, Kevin, and their two young daughters, Avery and Renleigh. After traveling the world for both business and pleasure, Knoxville has become by far her favorite place to live. Maria enjoys interior design and event planning, being an “amateur foodie” with her husband and spending time outdoors with her family.