With an expertise for digital communication and social media, Kayla Tooma has six years of experience in developing creative content and communication strategies.
As a part of Powell Strategies, Kayla develops and executes internal and external communication strategies and provides technical writing and editing support to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General.
Kayla is passionate about showing her clients the value of strong outreach through measurable results and working with organizations that thrive to make a positive impact.
Prior to joining Powell Strategies, Kayla worked as a Communication Specialist at the U.S. Department of Energy with The Hannon Group. She also worked as a Creative Advisor with a digital marketing startup in New York.
Outside of the office, Kayla enjoys writing and performing music, being an animal welfare advocate, and reading just about anything she can get her hands on.
Kayla earned her B.A. in English from The Pennsylvania State University.
Powell Strategies is looking for exceptional individuals to join the team.
On December 07, 2020, Powell Strategies is pleased to announce it has been named on the prestigious 4th annual Vet100 list - honoring the fastest growing veteran-owned and operated businesses from the annual Inc. 5000 list! The ranking, created in partnership with Inc. magazine and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), was born out of the iconic Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies.
On November 10, 2020 Powell Strategies received the 2020 HVMP Gold Medallion Award for our commitment to hiring Veterans and military spouses. Over one third of Powell employees are Veterans or service-connected – at Powell, our profession is personal. This award signals our commitment to helping Veterans reach their employment potential. Read more about the HIRE Vets program here.
Powell Strategies was recently honored by the 2020 AVA Digital Awards, receiving the platinum award in the Digital Marketing, Social Campaign category for our work supporting the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. We were also honored at the 2019 MarCom awards with a platinum award in the Print Media category, a gold award in the Video/Audio category, and three honorable mentions.
The first program of its kind in the nation, the Veteran Institute for Procurement is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. It also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities.
Powell Strategies Principal John Williams was among 137 entrepreneurs from 34 states, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico who graduated from the Babson Cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a national program created to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services. The small businesses in this group represent a total of $240M in revenues and over 3,000 jobs from a broad range of industries.
MSEP is part of DoD's broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) initiative, seeking to strengthen the education and career opportunities of military spouses by providing career exploration opportunities to help them understand their skills, interests, and goals; education and training to help them identify academic, licensing, or credentialing requirements that can help them reach their career goals; and employment connections that help them find and maintain a rewarding career.