Michelle Byrnie-Parker
Vice President of Public Affairs

Michelle Byrnie-Parker serves as the Director of Communications and Marketing and is responsible for overseeing all marketing, branding strategies and media relations to enhance the visibility and promote the value of credit unions and the Association.

Michelle has 25 years of experience as a communications professional. She has worked as a broadcast journalist and has served in a variety of senior level communications positions within Maryland state government, most recently as deputy communications director for the Office of the Maryland Comptroller. Michelle was also press secretary for Governor Parris N. Glendening and communications director for the Maryland Department of General Services. In those positions, she was responsible for serving as a spokesperson, developing communications and media strategy, as well as coordinating events and marketing materials for public policy initiatives. She has also worked in the non-profit sector as public relations manager for Maryland Public Television and marketing manager for Bethesda Transportation Solutions.

Michelle started her career as a journalist, first as an intern on NBC’s TODAY show, then landing her first job at a Capitol Hill news bureau and later working as a news producer for WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Syracuse University and lives in Ellicott City with her husband and two daughters.