Fun Fact:  Michele is a mom to three girls, one of which at the age of 13 launched her own nonprofit,  Girl Power Grants , that Michele supports daily as an adviser to the all-teenage board.

Fun Fact: Michele is a mom to three girls, one of which at the age of 13 launched her own nonprofit, Girl Power Grants, that Michele supports daily as an adviser to the all-teenage board.

Michele Rhudy needs work to be fun.

No really, it’s a requirement. Michele loves to laugh and is proud to say that her career — like her life — has never been boring.

As Rhudy & Co.’s founding employee, Michele Rhudy, APR, once dreamed of building a company where smart people could do excellent work and enjoy it: a place short on process and bureaucracy and tall on big ideas and positive energy. Since she launched Rhudy & Co. in 2003, that dream has more than come true. 

Michele spends her days leading the account teams that serve many of Virginia’s leading companies from tobacco to health care to security. She is involved in strategic direction and planning for all Rhudy & Co. accounts, but still loves the fundamentals of writing and editing content. She can often be found in the field producing videos for some of the agency’s clients – a “creative diversion” she cultivated early in her career.

Prior to founding Rhudy & Co., Michele spent nine years at PadillaCRT, Virginia’s largest public relations firm. At CRT she was promoted six times, leaving the company as a vice president leading the agency’s $1.3 million Corporate Practice. She was, at the time, the agency’s youngest ever vice president.

Michele is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America.