Meg Avril

Account Executive

Meg Avril Account Executive

Meg Avril is an account executive at Walker Sands, specializing in the global financial payments and cyber security sectors. Meg leads the overall strategy and execution for both B2B and B2C clients and manages a talented team of specialists, guiding them to build strong relationships with target media outlets.

Meg is an experienced account manager, and her clients regularly praise her for her strategy, accountability and dependability. Meg’s efforts help her clients reach their overall business goals by building their credibility, growing their brand awareness and tapping into new audiences.

Prior to joining Walker Sands, Meg worked at a tech PR agency where she managed and executed media relations campaigns and social media accounts for clients in the cloud computing, disaster recovery, digital signage and virtualization sectors. Prior to that, Meg worked at a Chicago franchise PR agency. Meg earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications and a certification in entrepreneurship from the University of Iowa.

Meg is Walker Sands’ resident expert on the Beatles. She grew up on them, which resulted in her knowing a lot - as in a lot - about them.

 

Q&A with Meg Avril

What is your favorite book of all time?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. I was never an avid reader, but this series turned me into a crime thriller addict.

What TV or movie character best exemplifies you and why?

Monica from Friends. No, I don’t have 11 categories for my hand towels. But I do have a list-making problem and am always up for planning out an entire day of events – which admit it or not, my friends usually appreciate.

Would you rather have the office stocked 24/7 with Starbucks coffee or Garrett's popcorn?

Garrett’s popcorn.

One thing people wouldn't know about you is?

I’m adopted – My last name is French, but I certainly am not.

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would you live?

Italy – homemade pasta on tap. As far as I’m concerned, that’s all you need in life.

What is the most embarrassing music album you've ever purchased?

It’s definitely a tie between Eiffel 65 and Jock Jams. The fact these albums feature ‘I’m Blue’ or all the Space Jams theme songs isn't even what makes this embarrassing. What really deems this as a true embarrassment is that I didn't buy these as a kid, I bought them last year. Eiffel 65 - slightly ashamed. Jock Jams - proud.

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