Quincy Preston, founder of Dallas Next and co-founder of Dallas Innovates, is fueled by an entrepreneurial spark and driven by mission.
Launched in 2015, Dallas Innovates’ media platform was built to tell the stories about Dallas-Fort Worth game-changers and disruptors. It has since become a must-read among business leaders and innovators in North Texas. The media-with-a-mission brand covers what’s new and next in North Texas business through a lens of lift.
Preston launched media company Dallas Next in 2021 and publishes Dallas Innovates in a collaboration with the Dallas Regional Chamber. Dallas Next also publishes the DALLAS® publications in a partnership with the DRC. Dallas Innovates’ sister publications include the DALLAS® Regional Economic Development Guide and the DALLAS® Relocation + Newcomers Guide. DALLAS® Commercial Real Estate, which includes a partnership with The Real Estate Council, relaunched in February 2022.
In a previous role at D Magazine Partners, Preston incubated Dallas Innovates and published the DRC’s brand publications. There, she also led the launch of D Healthcare Daily at D CEO and the launch of D TV. Preston developed data solutions to provide insights and measurement for growth across D Magazine Partners brands.
Preston has worn many hats in her media career, including stints as a writer, photographer, and award-winning designer.
During her long tenure at the Dallas Business Journal, Preston managed project schedules and resources; she also developed several cost-saving and income-producing initiatives that were adopted across the ACBJ chain of more than 40 newspapers.
Preston’s first editorial job was working for a fashion magazine at the Dallas Apparel Mart with an office a few doors down from Lucy Billingsley, daughter of legendary real estate developer Trammell Crow. At the time, Billingsley was running the market center where she led three expansions and a ~7 million-square-foot development. It was good company to be in.
Later, when Preston launched an agency that she ran through the early nineties, Billingsley helped her with tough-but-kind advice—and some pivotal connections.
Today, Preston helms Dallas Innovates and the DALLAS® publications group, published by Dallas Next for the Dallas Regional Chamber. The growing DALLAS® platform includes sister publication Dallas Innovates. Together they focus on Dallas-Fort Worth business, including real estate, relocation, economic development, and innovation.