Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cynthia Pharr Lee (aka "the C. Pharr") speaking at 2014 PRSA Dallas Communications Summit

As the 2014 president of PRSA Dallas, I've spent the last few months helping the Communications Summit team prepare for our biggest event of the year, and I'm excited the final countdown has begun! Something “BIG” is happening in Dallas on Friday, November 7, at the Irving Convention Center! Join us for our annual PRSA Dallas Communications Summit, an event that brings more than 200 communications professionals together for a day of networking and professional development, complete with our Pegasus Awards luncheon and a networking happy hour.

C. Pharr team at 2013 PRSA Dallas Comm Summit
One other reason you should consider attending is because C. Pharr's very own president and founder, Cynthia Pharr Lee, will be one of the featured speakers. Cynthia will be speaking about "Organization and Team Growth" alongside Mark Hall, president & founder of  Firehouse, as well as Juliette Coulter, president of The Coulter Group. If you don't know, Cynthia was the 13th employee at The Richards Group (TRG) and she helped build the PR business alongside Stan Richards as he was growing his company to become what is today. After a few years at TRG, Cynthia went out on her own and built up another PR business from scratch, eventually selling it to TraceyLocke (previously known as TraceyLocke Pharr). After her agreement ended she struck out on her own again and created our agency, C. Pharr & Co.

You may be wondering why am I telling you all of's because Cynthia is truly the expert when it comes to starting and successfully growing a PR agency. After all, she has only done it three times! During this Communications Summit panel session, Cynthia, alongside Mark and Juliette will address how to grow your business, team or budget. They will each offer guidance on finding the right equation for optimum growth at any level.

If you are thinking about going out on your own, or want to start your own agency in the future, then you don't want to miss the PRSA Dallas Communications Summit event because you'll get to hear the trade secrets from Cynthia, Mark and Juliette during their breakout session. Not to mention, there are a variety of other breakout sessions being led by executives from companies including Travelocity, DART, Honeywell, March of Dimes, MasonBaronet, TI, Korn Ferry, Baylor College of Medicine and many more as well as participation from journalists at Bloomberg, Dallas Business Journal, Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV. 

This year’s Communications Summit promises to be the best ever. As if you needed more convincing, read this blog post from PRSA Dallas secretary, Christi Chesner. Christi outlines five reasons why Communications Summit is a not-to-be-missed event!

Registration is still open. Sign up today at

The C. Pharr team will be in attendance. Cynthia and I hope to see you there too!

Cynthia Pharr Lee, APR, Fellow PRSA & Leah Ekmark Williams, APR

This post was written by Leah Ekmark Williams, APR (PRSA Dallas 2014 President.) @leahcpc

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