Senior Subject Matter Expert, Orbis Operations LLC
Partner, Senior Advisor, Copperfield Advisory
Senior Vice President, Smith & Company
Myra Oppel, M.S., APR, is a communications strategist with expertise in crisis communications, reputation management, corporate communications, thought leadership, and media relations.
Myra serves as a senior advisor to Penta Group. A senior subject matter expert at Orbis Operations, she advises international clients on strategic communication and capacity building. Prior to joining Orbis Operations, Myra was an employee of Copperfield Advisory in New York, where she served as partner.
Myra was formerly senior vice president for Smith & Company, a Washington, D.C.-based strategic advisory firm, headed media and analyst relations for Accenture’s Federal Services subsidiary, and worked as an independent political media consultant. She has also led media relations and developed and implemented communications strategy for two major electric utilities. She began her career as a journalist for newspapers in Mississippi and the Associated Press.
An accredited public relations professional, Myra earned a master’s degree in Strategic Communication from Columbia University, where she now serves as an associate, and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Mississippi.