PIA Believes in Quality.


PIA is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA) and as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) with the Texas Comptroller's Office.  PIA also  is certified as a DBE in Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma  and Tennessee. In addition, PIA is pre-certified for Public Involvement through the Texas Department of Transportation.

Who We Are

Committed to excellence since 2003.

Leigh Hornsby, Ph.D.

Principal Partner

Leigh is a strategic communications consultant with more than 27 years of experience. Having served as a public information officer, trainer, news director, anchor and reporter, as well as a project manager, she provides well-organized, effective communications planning and implementation projects for clients.


Leigh has managed teams of public outreach professionals who have created stakeholder outreach plans, coordinated strategic outreach efforts and provided strategies for clients regarding internal and external communications, training, public involvement and media relations. She has developed specialized crisis communications plans for a variety of government agencies and has served as a spokesperson and public information officer for emergency management agencies, court systems and government officials.


Years earlier, Leigh was a nationally award-winning radio news director, anchor and political correspondent based in Dallas, Nashville and east Tennessee.


She enjoys teaching students and clients interpersonal communications and organizational development courses. In addition, she serves as a board member of the Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians.

Judy Meyer

Managing Partner

Judy has served as a communication specialist and manager for more than 30 years. She has developed, managed and implemented communication programs for both private and public entities. She has demonstrated success with managing people and projects in all positions. Judy specializes in the areas of communication program assessment and strategy development, multi-state, statewide or long transportation corridors, and communicating with special interests, such as the freight community or disadvantaged populations.


Her transportation planning, management and implementation skills have helped her lead successful communication programs for Alternatives Analyses (AAs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), statewide transportation analyses, corridor feasibility and freight studies, roadway and bridge design projects, extensive construction projects and a variety of other ventures.


Judy has served as a news director for a state agency, a director of a legislative information office, and as the director of two public involvement groups for an engineering, planning and architectural firm.