The Mach 1 Group (Mach 1), announced today that former KXAN anchor and Capitol correspondent Maggie Glynn has joined the award-winning public relations firm as vice president. Former educator and marketing specialist Megan Traeger has also joined as an account executive.
Glynn and Traeger join the powerhouse team of public relations consultants to support clients during the upcoming Legislative Session and beyond. The firm, which is headquartered in Austin, serves clients nationally, and has developed a reputation for its excellent service.
“The addition of Maggie to the growing Mach 1 team provides clients an expert journalist’s perspective, an essential asset for any enterprise with issues in the public realm,” said Mach 1 founder and CEO Katherine McLane. “Maggie’s experience and communications style will give the great organizations and individuals Mach 1 serves a tremendous advantage when it comes to communications around their important business and policy goals.”
Vice President Maggie Glynn was, until August, a news anchor for NBC affiliate KXAN Austin with years of expertise in state and Capitol news. Prior to joining Mach 1, she served as a Capitol correspondent for 14 stations across Texas, producing news stories and content daily on the Legislature, along with the biggest breaking news stories around the state. Glynn was at the forefront of the coverage of the state’s response to COVID-19 and Winter Storm Uri, while also landing exclusive interviews ahead of the 2022 primaries on both sides of the aisle.
Recruited out of the classroom for her communications talent, Account Executive Megan Traeger is a former teacher with expertise in marketing, writing and design. Having invested 14 years as an educator, Traeger has first-hand experience with Texas education policy and instructional design. She excels at keeping the Mach 1 team and its clients on track.
“Megan’s ‘in the trenches’ perspective is especially important for our clients with education priorities,” said McLane. “Megan understands the dynamics and nuances of education in Texas as only a seasoned classroom veteran can and already, Mach 1’s clients are benefitting from her experience.”