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Megan has been a celebrated writer ever since her “cat and bumblebee” story won a Maryland State writing competition in the second grade. She joined our team in 2014, following nearly six years with the National Geographic Society (NGS) in Washington, D.C., a great precursor to her current role on our Delta Air Lines team.
She began at the iconic educational non-profit as Visual Communications Coordinator. This role exposed her to media relations, often sourcing visuals from NGS’s acclaimed photographers to gain exposure for National Geographic magazine stories in major news outlets. She advanced to Manager of Internal Communications and Editor of the organization’s employee website, ngconnect. This post expanded her knowledge of technology and HR as she helped launch the redesigned site, which was recognized as one of the Top 10 intranets in the world by the Nielsen Norman Group.
Her work included writing assignments ranging from retiree obituaries to behind-the-scene stories on subjects like The Vatican’s secret archives and James Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGE. She also introduced a bit of fun and energy to the organization through a series of employee engagement events including flash mobs, employee spotlights and an annual talent show. But her biggest challenge may have been the activation of an emergency alert system, which had her up at 4 a.m. checking weather and world events to keep 2,000 employees out of harm’s way.
Megan graduated magna cum laude from Elon University with a B.A. in Journalism. Even before college she was writing professionally for her local newspaper and while at Elon she had several writing internships, including a daily gig her senior year at inflight publisher Pace Communications. She is forever grateful for her study abroad semester in London where she wrote for Angel Magazine and met her husband, Chuck. He was there studying international business, and it turns out, came from a town just 45 minutes away from her family back home in Frederick, Md.
Megan’s world includes a twin brother, who she beat here by 17 minutes, two cats named Einstein and Cheeto, a home in Atlanta’s Oakhurst neighborhood, and a bucket list that includes penning a fictional book and learning how to meditate.