DALLAS – Jan. 20, 2023 –

Cooksey Communications Vice President and Real Estate & Development Practice Leader Mary Kate Jeffries was recently elected to the Public Relations Society of America’s Dallas chapter (PRSA Dallas) board of directors. Jeffries, who has been involved in PRSA Dallas throughout her more than two-decade career, will serve as the board’s director at large for a two-year term set to expire in 2024.

“I’m both thankful and excited for the opportunity to work alongside such a talented and experienced group of public relations professionals,” said Jeffries. “Together, I’m confident we will continue to carry out the organization’s mission of promoting diversity and best practices among public relations professionals and companies in the Dallas area to help move the industry forward.”

In her new role, Jeffries will oversee different initiatives for the board and PRSA Dallas’ membership of more than 400 dedicated public relations professionals in and around the Dallas area, making it one of the nation’s largest and most active chapters.

“Mary Kate’s continued involvement with PRSA Dallas throughout her career exemplifies her unique commitment to not only advancing her public relations knowledge but also strengthening the public relations industry as a whole,” said Colby Walton, chairman and CEO of Cooksey Communications. “It’s that type of commitment that makes Mary Kate such a valued member of our team, and it’s why I’m certain she’ll thrive in this new role.”

PRSA empowers its members to succeed at every stage of their careers through a wide breadth of professional development, networking and leadership opportunities. The organization is collectively represented by 110 Chapters and 14 Professional Interest Sections, as well as on nearly 375 college and university campuses in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia and Peru through its student organization, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). PRSA’s signature events include the Anvil Awards and ICON, the premier annual gathering for communications professionals and students

About Cooksey Communications

Founded in 1994, Cooksey Communications is a Texas-based strategic communications firm specializing in three core focus areas: (1) Professional Services clients such as law firms, financial services firms, A/E/C (architecture/engineering/construction) firms, and other B2B and B2G service providers; (2) Public Sector clients including governmental entities and educational institutions, as well as planning and advocacy groups dealing with critical infrastructure issues such as transportation, water supply, flooding and energy; and (3) Real Estate & Development clients such as commercial and residential real estate firms and economic development agencies. Cooksey repeatedly has been named one of the top PR firms in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal, and its team members are trusted counselors to senior executives in the industry sectors listed above. For more information, visit www.CookseyPR.com.