Meg O'Grady
Meg O'Grady

Meg O’Grady, who helped launch the Defense Dept.’s spouse education & career program as associate director in the office of family policy, has joined Crosby Marketing Communications as executive VP/military & veterans practice leader.

At the DOD, she partnered with employers such as Bank of America, Comcast, 3M and Amazon, that have hired more than 134K military spouses.

The former West Point cadet will help CMC clients communicate to active duty personnel, veterans, military spouses and their families. She also will support the firm’s work for the DOD, Dept. of Veterans Affairs and DAV (non-profit for disabled American veterans).

During her tenure with the U.S. Army, O'Grady worked with Army Family Advocacy, Army Education, the Army Career and Alumni Program, and was the first training officer for the Army’s Wounded Warrior Program, AW2.

Ray Crosby said O’Grady’s deep roots in the military community helps her understand “its special nuances, needs and networks.”

O’Grady joins CMB from Kaplan Higher Education, where she was VP-military & public sector solutions, and earlier was VP-veteran business strategy & engagement at First Data Corp.

Annapolis-based CMG ranked No. 26 on 2018 O’Dwyer’s rankings of independent firms with fees of $20.7M.