Therese Walker is an experienced consultant with expertise in strategic communication, outreach and engagement, and public relations. In her role at Emergent Method, Therese leads comprehensive communication strategies and campaigns for the firm and a variety of its clients across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Her recent experience includes project management, strategic communication, and outreach and engagement for several large-scale disaster recovery, resiliency, and sustainability efforts, and working closely with Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), leading outreach and engagement efforts for CPRA’s Sediment Diversion Program — a $2 billion dollar initiative and the largest coastal restoration project in the history of the U.S.
Before joining Emergent Method in 2018, Therese served as a public relations coordinator and account manager at a Louisiana-based advertising and marketing firm, where she led large- and small-scale public relations campaigns, including digital communication, media relations, crisis communication, and grassroots efforts, for an array of clients spanning both the private and public sectors. She has also held a variety of communication management roles, including supporting the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations and the Louisiana Department of Education in various communication efforts including social media, graphic design, fundraising, and public outreach.
Therese is a graduate of Louisiana State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a concentration in public relations while also earning a minor in Leadership Development and was selected as a member of Leadership LSU. Therese currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA and is an active member of Forum 225, as well as a member of the 2020 Barton Leadership Program Cohort.