Megha Hamal is the Founder and CEO of Megha Hamal PR & Branding, LLC, a Chicago-based boutique firm that works in a wide range of categories including lifestyle, restaurants, healthcare, technology etc. 

Megha's passion lies in helping brands tell their stories in the most authentic manner while staying true to their core values. With more than 10+years of cross-sector PR experience, Megha understands the importance of storytelling to reach and build long-term relationships with customers in today's hyper competitive environment. 

As a trilingual industry leader, Megha’s work in media relations and public relations have led to media placements in national and international print/online publications, such as, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fox News, Huff-Post,, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Finance, Chicago Sun-Times, South Florida Caribbean News, WVON 1690AM, PR Couture and numerous consumer trade publications. 

In her previous roles, she has managed and executed PR and thought leadership events on national and global scale, targeted to leaders and company C-suite executives, while partnering with national organizations like, the U.S. Embassy in Barbados; U.S. Congressional Office of Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema; American Veterinary Medical Association; Arizona Department of Administration, Office of the State's Chief Information Officer, Morgan Reed; American Humane Society; 1871-Chicago's Technology & Entrepreneurship Center; Girls Who Code; Chicago Urban League; Urban Alliance etc. 

Megha is available for speeches, seminars, and panel discussions with a focus on topics relating to personal branding, public relations, leadership, entrepreneurship and mentoring. 

Megha Believes in Giving Back

Megha is very active in the Chicago community and believes in giving back. As a Nepalese American, who migrated from Nepal for her higher education, she is passionate about causes that impact her community. As a result, she has provided strategic PR counseling and has given her time and resources to organizations such as the Indo-American Democratic Organization (IADO), Association of Nepalese Midwest Americans.

She currently sits as an associate board member for the Chinese Mutual Aid Association, a pan-Asian American organization in the Uptown neighborhood. She also chairs the PR and Media Committee for the largest Asian-American gala in the Midwest, organized by the Asian American Coalition of Chicago.

Megha's Interests

As a culinary enthusiast and a thought leader, Megha frequently participates in panel discussions in Chicago. She had the privilege of appearing on the Emmy award-winning restaurant review show Check, Please!  Megha currently lives in the north side of Chicago. She enjoys traveling, watching documentaries, gastronomy, frequenting museums, and going for walks with her fiancé, David.