provides expert public relations counsel to many of Central Ohio’s strongest brands, particularly in the areas of real estate development, retail and related businesses. We are a boutique agency with decades of experience in developing proactive and crisis communication programs that help elevate and define brands.
Founder and President
Lisa Hinson is president and founder of the firm. Before launching Hinson LTD in 1999 she served in a variety of public relations roles at L Brands for over a decade.
Lisa is a Buckeye for life and actively supports her alma mater as a member of The Ohio State University Foundation Board and The James Cancer Hospital Foundation Board. She is also engaged in Columbus advocacy efforts having served as the former board chair of Experience Columbus, which promotes Columbus- area travel and tourism, and serves as a member of the Governing Committee of The Columbus Foundation. She is co-founder of Girls with Gears, a grassroots peloton that has raised nearly $700,000 for cancer research at The James.
Hinson is married to residential real estate agent Alan Hinson. They have two children and reside in New Albany, Ohio.
Senior Account Manager
Senior Account Manager of Hinson Ltd Public Relations. Rochelle joined Hinson Ltd in March of 2017 following a 20-year career in television news production. Her career began as a producer in Cleveland before moving to New York City to work as a producer for CBS News. Rochelle eventually returned to the buckeye state and served as Executive Producer of Special Projects at WBNS in Columbus, Ohio. Throughout her 12 years in the Columbus market, she managed major projects and community events as well as specials and brand initiatives. Her media career includes producing interviews with the President, traveling to Cuba to bring stories to the U.S., and booking national news guests for CBS News. Rochelle also currently serves as an adjunct professor at Capital University, instructing a weekly CapTV course focusing on video production, media writing and social media marketing.
Special Events Manager
Kelley Chretien is Hinson Ltd’s newest employee joining the team in 2012. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Chretien received a master’s degree in immunology from Write State University and started her career in medical research.
She eventually became a retail entrepreneur, owning and managing a stationery, printing and personalized gift business that included multiple storefronts, online sales and event planning services. With Hinson Ltd, she leverages her event planning and fundraising experience as well as her vast involvement with community organizations, including sitting on the board of the Junior League and the Childhood League Center.
Lesley Sowle, Office Manager. Sowle joined Hinson Ltd in 2000 and currently manages the daily a airs of the company, including budgeting and planning for both the company and clients. In addition to this role, Sowle also assists in the planning and execution of the firm’s events and is responsible for overseeing all finance and human resource functions. Prior to joining Hinson Ltd Sowle served fifteen years as administrative assistant to the President of Store Planning at Limited Brands. She also previously held the role of executive assistant at Nationwide Corporation. Sowle is a staunch advocate of cancer research funding and a fervent Pelotonia participant.
Sara Lowenstein, Account Manager of Hinson Ltd Public Relations. As the media relations arm at Hinson, Sara is an Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism graduate. With a B.S. in public relations and marketing, she combines her love of developing meaningful relationships with clients and media with her strategic, results-driven tenacity to reach larger target audiences.
A Columbus native, Sara is a committee board member of 1girl, an active central Ohio PRSA member and CTA with Experience Columbus. When not working, she’s out and about in her Short North neighborhood, mentoring OU Bobcats or fueling her reality television addiction.