OCG PR Appoints New Leadership in Public Relations, Public Engagement and Creative Services


OCG PR has added new, strategic leadership in public engagement, public relations and creative services as the company expands to meet the growing demand for its private and public sector communications expertise.

The agency has appointed Amanda L. Ray to senior vice president, public relations; Cynthia Northrop White to senior vice president, public engagement and Michel Ansara to creative director. All three management appointments reflect the agency’s commitment to providing innovative, integrated communications strategies that move brands, organizations and communities forward.

“Our new management team adds a strategic layer of support to the strong foundation we’ve built here at OCG over the past eight years,” said Tonya Veasey, president and CEO, OCG PR. “It’s one more way we can better serve our customers and add value in new and unique ways.”

New OCG Leadership

  • Ray now leads the strategy and overall execution of the firm’s corporate communications, media relations, social media and integrated marketing communications campaigns. Over the past 20 years, she has brought award-winning PR programs to life for companies and organizations like AT&T, Cell Phones for Soldiers, The Women’s Museum and TXU Energy, among others.
  • Northrop White now directs strategy and overall execution for the agency’s public engagement practice. A former Denton County Commissioner, she brings years of experience connecting and educating stakeholders and municipal leaders around public sector developments. Prior to joining OCG, she was the head of the Public Information Office for TxDOT’s Dallas District. She also worked on major North Texas transportation projects like the Margaret Hunt Hill/Calatrava Bridge, LBJ Express and I-35E Managed Lanes.
  • Ansara now oversees all creative strategy and execution for the firm’s design and video production. A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, he brings more than 10 years of experience designing and developing print, digital and video assets and augmented reality engagement to OCG. His previous work leveraged innovative technologies to engage consumers with brands like Kellogg’s, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and others.

Based in Fort Worth, OCG PR was founded in 2005 by President and CEO Tonya Veasey. The full-service public relations agency specializes in communications, integrated marketing, digital, and public engagement. Ranked top sixth PR firm in Texas by O’Dwyer’s, OCG is one of the largest certified minority and woman-owned public relations agencies in Texas.  For more information, visit ocgpr.com.

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