McGavock H. Edwards, APR Named Partner, SVP of Strategy and Client Service




McGavock H. Edwards, APR Named Partner, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Client Service

NC native focuses on team development, client service and strategy

RALEIGH, N.C. – Strategic communications agency, Eckel & Vaughan is pleased to announce McGavock Henderson Edwards, APR as partner and senior vice president of strategy and client service.

Edwards joined Eckel & Vaughan in 2015. Since her start, she has been instrumental in the agency’s growth, helping the company nearly triple in employment to meet a growing roster of client demands. Prior to her promotion to partner and senior vice president, Edwards served as strategic communications director. As a part of the company’s leadership team, she spearheads strategy, oversees client relationships and cultivates the unique Eckel & Vaughan work culture.

“McGavock’s knack for attracting and growing talent through a collaborative culture is a strategic asset for this agency,” said Harris Vaughan, founding partner of Eckel & Vaughan. “Not only has she been vital to our business growth and client relationships, but she continues to foster, grow and invest in our talented team of communicators. Under McGavock’s leadership, Eckel & Vaughan is poised to remain a premiere communications agency serving North Carolina and well beyond.”

A North Carolina native, Edwards graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a bachelor of arts in communications studies. Prior to joining Eckel & Vaughan, she served as vice president at imre, a marketing and communications agency in Baltimore, Md. In addition to her role at Eckel & Vaughan, Edwards serves as an officer for local nonprofit, The Sunday Supper, and is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America.

“I’m thrilled to solidify my future with Eckel & Vaughan and expand my role here,” said Edwards. “Our dynamic, passionate team is focused on helping clients make meaningful change for their businesses, industries and communities, and I’m honored to be a part of such rewarding work. It’s a challenging and exciting time for our industry; navigating change alongside my colleagues and our clients is what excites me most.


About Eckel & Vaughan: Eckel & Vaughan (E&V) is a full-service communications agency headquartered in Raleigh, NC with employees in the Triangle Region, Charlotte and Wilmington. Clients include both Fortune 100 and privately-held companies as well as trade associations in energy, healthcare, manufacturing, social media, banking, education, transportation, food service and real estate industries, among others. E&V is known for its ability to provide successful communications solutions to unique and complicated business challenges, offering services such as crisis communications counsel, reputation management, public affairs, issue advocacy and general marketing communications. For more, visit or join the conversation via social media on LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram.