Priscilla Thorne Tinsley is a lecturer in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston, and serves as consultant of PTT Public Relations, LLC, a Houston-based public relations firm. She has more than 25 years of professional experience developing and executing effective strategic communication, marketing, media relations, community relations and crisis management plans and programs for several companies and organizations in the corporate and non-profit sectors.
Tinsley previously served as manager of communication/community relations for Koch Industries, Inc. (Koch Companies Public Sector); director of public relations for Direct Energy, LP; public relations manager/spokesperson for Foley’s Department Stores Company; marketing manager for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; development supervisor for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation; and public relations coordinator for the Houston Area Urban League.
Tinsley is a graduate of the University of Houston with a Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations, and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism in Public Relations.
Tinsley actively participates in key leadership roles with a number of professional and community organizations, is a certified Zumba instructor and plays tennis with the Houston Ladies Tennis Association. She is married to Tracy, and has two young boys, Ty and Devin.