With more than 30 years of experience, Kay has a proven track record in using integrated and strategic communications to bring value to the bottom line for Fortune 500 companies, private companies, and organizations. She is a seasoned leader with balance of corporate, agency and non-profit experience in marketing communications, media relations, internal communications, change management, financial and executive communications, corporate social responsibility, and project management.
Kay left the corporate world to chart her own PR path in 2012. As a communications practitioner she served clients in the health care, retail, manufacturing, and technology industry sectors. Clients served include Baylor Scott & White, Dean Foods, ALEN USA, North Texas Food Bank, Conifer Health Solutions, Celanese Chemical, RadioShack, HomeTeam Pest Defense and The ELI Group.
In June of 2020, Kay and her husband and business partner, Les Jackson, started Promentum Group, LLC. Kay has expanded her communications expertise to include selling branded merchandise and running operations for the company.
Prior to striking out on her own, Kay spearheaded external corporate communications for Kimberly-Clark Corporation encompassing global crisis communications and business financial media relations. She also developed the communications strategy in support of the company’s global sustainability efforts including major partnerships with NGOs including Greenpeace and World Wildlife Fund.
She was at RadioShack Corporation from 1999-2006 where she led internal and external communications and created the strategy and stakeholder outreach for corporate, brand and product public relations including successful new brand launches. She also led internal communications including efforts in support of change management and human resources. Kay has also worked for J. Walter Thompson on accounts including Conoco, DuPont, EDS, and Johnson & Johnson.
Kay earned a B.A. from Texas Tech University and served on several national and community boards.
Vice President - Sales
As a young boy growing up in Houston, Les used to gather up items from his mother’s donation pile, load them into his red wagon and set out to sell the stuff door to door to his neighbors. That was the beginning of his sales career.
After graduating from the University of Arkansas, he joined a family construction business where he served as a superintendent. He had a great eye for detail and how to manage multiple deadlines while keeping customers happy. Fast forward to 1991, he joined promotional products industry as an account executive at Lone Star Specialty Advertising in Fort Worth. It’s there he be became known to his clients as “Get More with Les.” He then joined Worldwide Specialty Advertising and grew his client list to include universities and small-to-midsize businesses in various industries.
Les’s strengths are not only selling promotional products but thinking developing ideas on how to creatively solve marketing opportunities for his clients. It’s not enough to play order taker. He gets to know his clients and their business needs. Whether it’s to help build or promote a brand or for recognition programs, he believes promotional products or more than just a logo on an item. It can serve as a motivator, a thank you, or reminder of the recipient’s value to that organization or business.
When Les isn’t working, he enjoys fly fishing for all species of fish. He served on the board of the Fort Worth Fly Fishers and was president of the club, helping grow membership to one of the largest in the nation.