Leah Swearingen's communications career spans three decades. She collaborates with CEOs, presidents, company founders, executive directors, business owners, managing partners, marketing directors, community leaders and others in creating and implementing strategic business communications. Prior to launching Swearingen Communications more than 20 years ago, Ms. Swearingen held in-house positions as National Marketing Manager, Director of Public Relations, and Promotions Manager for corporate and non-profit organizations, including Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich. She has worked for electronic media companies such as Jefferson-Pilot Broadcasting, KFMB-TV, Cox Communications and Gulf Coast Broadcasting. She holds the distinguished APR (Accredited in Public Relations) accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America. Ms. Swearingen is a national award-winning business writer. She has been a guest instructor at the University of San Diego and San Diego State University, and a featured speaker and trainer for such organizations as the Women's Business Center of California, San Diego County Bar Association, Lawyers Club, the Executive Women's Council, Lawyers Club, the Association of Legal Administrators, and “Back on Track America.”
Ms. Swearingen holds a B.S. degree with high honors from the School of Communication, University of Texas. She was selected for and graduated from the LEAD San Diego class of 1987. She is a recipient of the Bravo/Affiliate award from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Executive Women's Council; Star Award from the San Diego Performing Arts League; and is a multiple finalist for San Diego Women Who Mean Business awards. She received the National Law Firm Marketing Association's Your Honor Award.
An active volunteer, Ms. Swearingen holds leadership positions in numerous charitable and civic organizations.