Senior Vice President


Lela brings more than 25 years of communications experience to the RW Jones Agency’s clients. She specializes in strategic planning, high-impact media relations, thought leadership campaigns and project management. 

Before joining RW Jones, Lela spent 24 years at Hill & Knowlton Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H&K). During her time at H&K, she excelled in strategic counsel and project management, leading teams of more than 20 people in the U.S. and internationally to drive success for her clients in the higher education, health care, corporate, consumer and nonprofit spaces. A skilled media professional, Lela developed and led strategic media campaigns including launches, news announcements and proactive outreach for clients including the University of California, Irvine; MotorTrend (Discovery); the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition; Konami, Mazda; Spotify; P&G, Qualcomm; the International Paralympic Committee; and Ford Warriors in Pink.  

Lela received a bachelor’s degree in public relations with extensive coursework in business marketing from the University of Southern California.

She lives with her husband and two daughters in Huntington Beach, California. Her hobbies include being an Uber driver for two passenger princesses, community volunteer work and hunting for the best eats in Orange County.