Hinson LTD Public Relations 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.

Lisa Hinson

Founder and President

Lisa launched Hinson Ltd Public Relations in 1999 as a boutique agency that serves a multitude of clients in the real estate development, retail and related sectors. With over 30 years in media relations, community relations, marketing and event management, Hinson has provided services to leading businesses and organizations throughout central Ohio.

Hinson serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations including The James Cancer Hospital Foundation Board and The Ohio State University Foundation Board. She is also a recently appointed trustee of Otterbein University and a former board member and chair of Experience Columbus, which promotes travel and tourism. She is vice chair of The Hinson Family Foundation, a supporting organization of The Columbus Foundation.

Hinson co-founded Girls with Gears, a grassroots peloton that has raised over $1million for cancer research at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University.

She received the Kent Clapp Medical Mutual CEO Leadership Award for Community Service, was designated a YWCA Woman of Achievement and received the United Way of Central Ohio’s Bob Crane Sr. Young Philanthropist Award.

Previous board service includes The Columbus Foundation, Columbus School for Girls, The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, New Albany Children’s Ballet Theater, The Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts and Directions for Youth and Families.

Hinson is a resident of New Albany, Ohio and is married to residential real estate agent Alan Hinson.

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Rochelle Young

Senior Account Manager

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.

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Kelley Chretien

Special Events Manager

Kelley joined the team in 2012. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Chretien received a master’s degree in immunology from Wright 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.

Holly St. Myer

Account Manager

Holly joined Hinson Ltd in 2021. Prior to becoming part of the team, Holly served as the director of development & public relations for I KNOW I CAN. She also worked in Washington, D.C. as the executive assistant to U.S. Congresswoman Deborah Pryce and as a corporate marketing associate for an international think-tank, The Advisory Board Company. Her early career included public relations and marketing roles at The Limited, Inc. and Battelle. 

Holly grew up in Columbus and is a graduate of Centennial High School. She received a B.A. in Foreign Affairs from The University of Virginia. She currently resides in Worthington, Ohio where she has been an active volunteer leader for the Worthington Schools and served on the board of Drug-Safe Worthington. Holly has a daughter at The Ohio State Fisher College of Business, a son at Miami University and a son in high school. She loves to spend time with her children and is a fixture on the sidelines of their field hockey, football and lacrosse games. She also has a passion for photography and operates her own small-scale photography business.

Lesley Sowle

Office Manager

Lesley joined Hinson Ltd in 2000 and currently manages the daily affairs 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 15 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.