Dallas/Fort Worth-based public relations firm Cooksey Communications recently added Ashley Sears to its team as an account executive. Sears brings public relations experience with a strong background in traditional media relations.

“Ashley’s skills in media relations and social media nicely complement our integrated marketing solutions,” said Gail Cooksey, founder and president of Cooksey Communications. “We believe she will be a true asset to our team and to our clients.”

Prior to joining Cooksey, Sears served as a communications specialist and spokesperson for Greyhound Lines, Inc. In this role, she managed media relations, crisis communications and special events for the company, which serves more than 2,700 destinations across America. Her background also includes agency work with TruePoint Communications (formerly Nunez PR Group), HCK2 Partners and MM2 Public Relations. Sears has also worked with clients in the hospitality, restaurant, transportation, real estate, consumer, business-to-business and nonprofit sectors.

Sears earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a public relations concentration from the University of North Texas.