Meredith Munger Stowers (formerly Leyva) helps people achieve their goals. Stowers currently handles marketing and business development at CrossCountry Mortgage and ADUlonas.net with a focus on helping families, buy, build, renovate and refinance property, notably Accessory Dwelling Units, (ADUs). She operates ADUloans.net and serves as a founding member of the ADU Coalition, an advocate for attainable housing.
She recently wrapped up her nationally syndicated column, “The Marketing Coach” in the Business Journals. Previously, Stowers served as Chief Operating Officer for Voices Heard Media, the leading social media applications and consulting company serving clients including Disney and Scripts Networks. Before that, Stowers served as a consultant to Military.com/Monster.com after that company acquired her online community and magazine, CinCHouse.com, where she was CEO and editor. She is the author of “Married to the Military: A Survival Guide for Military Wives, Girlfriends and Women in Uniform” (Simon & Schuster, July 2003 and 2008). Her editorials and news articles have been syndicated to over 140 military base newspapers worldwide, and she has been a contributor to Army Times Newspapers, the USO’s “On Patrol” magazine, Military.com and other military publications. Meredith regularly represented CinCHouse.com in the national press, including feature stories on CNN, Fox and NPR. Her work with CinCHouse has also been featured in such publications as USA Today, the Washington Times and Joint Forces Quarterly.
As part of her work on CinCHouse.com, Meredith founded Operation Homefront which is now the fifth largest charity serving military families.
Previously Meredith worked as a public relations consultant and lobbyist for a variety of companies including CareerBuilder.com, Boeing, Eli Lily, Motorola and Iridium. Meredith also served as director of Public Relations for the American Enterprise Institute and legislative assistant to Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ). She served on the National Advisory Board of the Independent Women’s Forum which published her 2001 book on Social Security reform entitled “Women and Retirement Security.”