Every year the Dallas Business Journal honors 40 individuals under the age of 40 for being leaders and innovators in their industry. Ranging from startups to business owners in tech, health care, real estate, finance and philanthropy, these individuals are picked from hundreds of nominees in the North Texas area because of their remarkable careers and promising futures. This year, Dala Communications president, Leah Williams, APR was selected as one of these top 40 out of more than 350 nominations. She was chosen for her impressive career in public relations in addition to her work in the community.
We sat down with Leah and asked: “To what do you attribute your success?” She replied: "I learned adaptability was key early on – so much in the PR industry has changed since I began my career with the constantly shrinking media landscape and evolution of social and digital media. Borrowing a word from the start-up world, I learned to ‘pivot’ when it came to devising new PR strategies to ensure my clients’ success while growing my agency. I now embrace the feeling of ‘discomfort.’ If you never leave your comfort zone, you’ll never know what you’re truly capable of accomplishing.”
This is a huge honor and we're so proud! Go Leah! Check out the article here.
Not only was Leah named a Top 40 Under 40, but she was spotlighted again with a Q&A on the second page of the April 6 issue of the Dallas Business Journal. In her feature article, she discussed her career, the fundamental values of Dala, and the future of the agency.
"We're not out to be the biggest, but we are out to be the best," Leah said. "Client service is the core of our business model and we have steadily expanded our business alongside our clients as many of them have expanded into new regions and market sectors. Our longest standing client has been with us for over 16 years. I've taken this same approach to our agency's growth, building a steady growth pattern year after year, and I anticipate a growth of about 20 - 25 percent within the next two to three years."
To read more the complete spotlight and learn more about Leah’s career trajectory, pick up a copy of that print edition. And, if you’re not familiar with Leah or want to know more about Dala’s history, go to “Our Story.”
Since starting at Dala, Leah has been instrumental in the development and success of the agency and we can't wait to see where she leads Dala next.