Colby Walton

Chairman and CEO

With training as a lawyer and over two decades of specialized experience in professional services / B2B marketing and municipal communications, Colby brings a uniquely well-informed perspective to Cooksey’s strategic communications work.

He draws on this expertise to guide the agency’s law firm, financial services, government and infrastructure clients on their most critical PR and marketing issues. Colby has represented many of Texas’ and the nation’s most prestigious professional services firms and top city governments.

Colby has also spoken extensively on legal marketing and municipal communications best practices, including presentations to the Dallas Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, UTCLE Corporate Counsel Institute,  Government Finance Officers Association of Texas, Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers and the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA).

His extensive community leadership includes current or past service on the boards of the Duke Club of North Texas, Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Fort Worth and the Virginia Morris Kincaid Foundation. He has also served on advisory committees for the City of Colleyville and The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

Colby graduated cum laude from Duke University and completed his J.D. at the University of Virginia School of Law, subsequently earning his license to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

What inspires you?
The incredibly smart, talented and driven people I encounter every day, at work, in the community and at home.

What are your favorite hobbies?
BBQ (eating and preparing it), international travel, reading (about politics and history, especially) and golf.

What can’t you do without?
My AP Stylebook app!

How does your legal training inform your approach to communications?
It certainly helps me speak the lingo and better understand our B2B clients’ needs, while also contributing to my appreciation for the importance of tiny details and the constant need for critical re-thinking when tackling a problem!