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Leah Cotton

PR Manager

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”

Mae Jemison

As a PR manager at Walker Sands, Leah secures newsworthy and on-message media placements for her clients ranging across manufacturing, enterprise software and retail technology. She generates creative and timely news angles as well as builds strong reporter relationships to position her clients as experts in their fields.

Prior to joining Walker Sands, Leah developed client strategy and managed internal teams for Fishman Public Relations. Having led and supported several brands across various industries, she generated consistent coverage on top-tier online, print and broadcast publications to build brand awareness and drive franchise leads on a local and national level.

From Atlanta, Georgia, Leah earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism with a concentration in public relations from Georgia State University, as well as a double minor in hospitality and sociology. Go Panthers!


  • Media relations
  • Media training
  • Creative writing
  • Critical thinking


  • Writing
  • Team collaboration
  • Research
  • AP Style
  • Strategy


  • Traveling
  • Concerts
  • Brunching
  • Reading
  • The Wedding Planner

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