Michelle Frith Hargis has been promoted to Vice President and Account Manager at Cooksey Communications, a North Texas based strategic communications firm. Michelle heads up Cooksey’s Austin area office in addition to working with clients in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Hargis originally joined Cooksey nine years ago, and rejoined the team last fall after working in Salt Lake City for several years.

“Michelle is well-deserving of this promotion as she expands our presence in the Austin area, while at the same time continuing to deliver superior results for our clients in the North Texas area,” said Gail Cooksey, president and founder of Cooksey Communications.

Hargis’ years of PR experience include a strong background in digital as well as traditional media relations. Her savvy skills include planning and implementing media relations strategies, establishing community partnerships and providing crisis communications consultation for a wide variety of clients. She has deep experience in the real estate and economic development sectors.

She earned her degree in public relations from Southern Methodist University. Hargis is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Austin Chapter and is involved with the Greater San Marcos Partnership. She also serves as a volunteer with the Waterleaf Falls Home Owners Association and the PAWS Shelter of Central Texas.