Tonya Veasey is one of those “dynamo” folks for whom you find yourself wondering, “How does she do all that?”
Before founding OCG PR, Tonya spent more than 10 years in the public affairs industry, working for a state senator, a large nonprofit organization and a Fortune 500 company. As president of OCG PR, Tonya focuses on business development, and developing a top-notch team to serve the company’s growing client roster. Tonya continues to provide consulting and strategic advice to OCG PR’s clients across a broad range of industries.
Tonya has been repeatedly recognized for her leadership in the business world as well as the community. She’s the recipient of the 2010 Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce “Quest for Success” award and was recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as a top minority business leader in the region.
When she’s not working or volunteering in the community, Tonya tries to keep up with her energetic six-year-old son, Adam. Tonya is also an unpaid food critic, and will be glad to provide you with lots of ideas on where to have a power lunch or a nice dinner in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Cynthia is one of those hard to define women who wears many hats and moves too fast to put in a box. This is probably one of the reasons she is able to connect with people. Cynthia is passionate about providing people the information they need or want in ways they can access and understand.
Prior to joining OCG PR, Cynthia led TxDOT’s Dallas District Public Information Office as well as Government and Public Affairs and was involved in many projects and issues including LBJ Express, I-35E Managed Lanes and HOV/Managed lane issues. Cynthia is no stranger to transportation and transportation funding issues. During her eight years as Denton County Commissioner, Cynthia’s colleagues on Commissioners Court appointed her to represent Denton County on the Regional Transportation Council. Also recognizing her leadership, Cynthia’s colleagues on the RTC selected her to serve as an officer culminating her 7-year tenure as Chair of the organization.
Cynthia loves to volunteer and has devoted much of her time to serve several local nonprofit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, United Way of Denton County and Salvation Army. She is currently on the board of Boys & Girls Club of North Central Texas as well as the Advisory Board for University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School.
Cynthia graduated from the University of North Texas with a BA in communications studies and a Master of Public Administration. An ardent health and fitness advocate, Cynthia has been helping people reach their health and fitness goals, training and teaching group exercise classes since she was a teenager. And, look out because you might just find her fronting a local cover band some weekend.
Affectionately called “The Ambassador” by her OCG PR colleagues, Kimberly Sims is known for her poise and diplomatic skill, which helps public sector clients prevent and defuse potentially problematic PR situations. Kimberly excels at her job because she knows it comes back to the conversation – in her clients’ cases, helping them have ongoing dialogue with residents and businesses in some of the busiest highway construction zones in Texas.
Kimberly leads the agency’s growing public engagement practice and is responsible for engaging the public on transportation, infrastructure and urban planning projects. Kimberly’s background includes more than 10 years in marketing, communications, stakeholder relations and event planning. Her experience in the public sector gives her tremendous insight in crafting and executing successful public engagement and outreach campaigns. Kimberly is a Dallas native and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.
Kimberly serves as the communications chair for the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) and is a member of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2).
You can find Kimberly at your nearest art gallery with her son, a budding young artist himself.
OCG PR’s Dreamcatcher, Tamesha Walker has more than 10 years of experience keeping successful companies running smoothly and initiating and overseeing the development of employee relations.
Known for her radiant spirit and positive personality, Tamesha has the rare ability to relate to individuals on all levels. She approaches each scenario from two perspectives – the needs of the business as a whole and the needs of the employee – and is able to find a happy medium. Serving as a liaison, she promotes and ensures continuous transfer of knowledge, skills and communication across employees, management and senior executives. Her expertise at building and maintaining employee relationships within the agency as well as establishing effective partnerships, foster a solid dynamic across the organization.
A proud graduate of Texas Wesleyan University, Tamesha’s background also includes organizational management, project development, event coordination, and community outreach. Tamesha truly believes in making dreams come true, when not at OCG PR you can find her working with brides to transform their visions into a reality as a wedding coordinator.