Ashton Brown

Ashton Brown

Lewis Public Relations (LPR), a full-service, Dallas-based public relations and strategic communications firm, today announced the hiring of Ashton Brown as an associate and the promotion of Shelby Tidwell to senior associate.

“We’re very pleased to bring Ashton on board and see Shelby rise in the ranks as we continue our expansion,” said Blake D. Lewis III, APR, Fellow PRSA and agency principal. “Ashton has a great amount of experience for a new grad, and Shelby has a demonstrated track record in creating measureable results for our clients. We look forward to the benefits our clients will experience from what each will bring in their new assignments.”

Prior to joining LPR, Brown interned at the Levenson Group, where she worked with film studios such as Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. She performed additional internships with Baylor University Media Communications and McLennan Community College’s Office of Marketing and Communications.

Brown graduated from Baylor University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Public Relations and New Media and a concentration in marketing. As a student, she was recognized twice by Baylor University faculty with an award for top public relations career portfolio and was named by Arik Hanson of ACH Communications as one of “22 PR Rock Stars of the Future.

Shelby Tidwell

Shelby Tidwell

Tidwell became part of the LPR team in 2014 as intern and was subsequently hired as an associate in 2015. As a senior associate, Tidwell will have increased responsibilities for brand reputation, media relations and strategic communications for clients including Acumera, ALON/7-Eleven, Alon USA Energy, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Topgolf.

“Shelby has continued to deliver strong results for our clients since she joined the firm, and we know she will excel in her new role as senior associate,” Lewis added.

A graduate of Baylor University, Tidwell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Public Relations and New Media and a concentration in marketing.

About Lewis Public Relations

Lewis Public Relations is a Dallas-based public relations and strategic communications agency that applies strategic thinking and get-it-done capabilities to a broad range of client challenges and opportunities. With expertise in business-to-business and business-to-consumer communications, the team combines the knowledge and experience of a large, multi-national agency with the agility and value of an entrepreneurial boutique firm to help organizations be understood by their audiences. For more information, visit