Moxley Carmichael promotes Maria McHale to senior account executive

August 2, 2021

Maria McHale has been promoted to senior account executive at Moxley Carmichael after three years of providing exceptional service to the firm’s clients.

McHale handles key accounts for Moxley Carmichael, including UScellular, Hillcrest Healthcare, Young-Williams Animal Center, the Knoxville Area Urban League and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. 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.

“Maria excels in developing new ideas and strategies and then executing those plans to meet and often exceed the goals and expectations of our clients,” Moxley Carmichael CEO Cynthia Moxley said. “She is an asset for our company and has earned a well-deserved promotion.”

McHale enjoys supporting community organizations and small businesses and works with many of Moxley Carmichael’s non-profit clients. She also is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Volunteer Chapter and will join Introduction Knoxville’s upcoming 2021 fall session. In the past year, McHale started a program to bring local food trucks into her neighborhood to boost business during the pandemic.

Prior to joining Moxley Carmichael in 2018, McHale 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, McHale found her niche in branding, marketing and strategic planning.

Originally from Northern California, she resides in Knoxville with her husband, Kevin, and their two young daughters, Avery and Renleigh. McHale’s hobbies include interior design and event planning, being an “amateur foodie” with her husband and spending time outdoors with her family.

About Moxley Carmichael
East Tennessee’s premier public and media relations firm, Moxley Carmichael provides strategic communications services to leading local, regional and national companies and organizations. Utilizing its team’s talent and experience, Moxley Carmichael excels at raising client visibility in the marketplace and community. Moxley Carmichael, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017, provides a full range of services, including public, government, media and community relations; corporate communications; branding; research; graphic design; advertising; digital media; video; web design; media and networking training; and more. Moxley Carmichael is located in the historic Miller’s Building on Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. For more information, visit