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. The multitalented associates of Hinson Ltd have extensive experience in retail, real estate development and the restaurant sector, which combine to represent a significant share of the firm’s clientele. View our Client List

Lisa Hinson

Founder and President

Lisa Hinson launched Hinson Ltd Public Relations in 1999 to serve a multitude of clients in real estate development, retail and related sectors. With over 30 years in media relations, community relations, marketing and event management, Hinson is an effective and trusted advisor 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 trustee of Otterbein University and a former board member and chair of Experience Columbus, an award-winning travel and tourism promotion agency. 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 $1.3 million 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.

Hinson’s previous board services 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 lives in 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 Chretien joined the Hinson Ltd team in 2012. Chretien graduated from The Ohio State University and earned a master’s degree in immunology from Wright State University. She started working in medical research before creating an entrepreneurial career in retail.

Chretien owned and managed a stationery, printing and personalized gift business that included multiple storefronts, online sales and event planning services. With Hinson Ltd, she leverages her proven event planning and fundraising experience as well as deep involvement with community organizations, including board membership with the Junior League and the Childhood League Center. She lives in Powell, Ohio.

Holly St. Myer

Account Manager

Holly St. Myer joined Hinson Ltd in 2021 after serving as director of development and public relations for I KNOW I CAN. She also worked in Washington, D.C. as executive assistant to former 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.

St. Myer received a bachelor of arts degree in foreign affairs from The University of Virginia. A Worthington, Ohio, resident, St. Myer has been active as a volunteer for the Worthington City School District and served on the board of Drug Safe Worthington.

St. Myer has a daughter at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, a son at Miami University and a son in high school. She also has a passion for photography and operates a small photography business.

Allyson Murphy

Account Coordinator

Allyson Murphy joined Hinson Ltd in 2022 after graduating from the University of Toledo with a bachelor of arts degree in communications and a minor in marketing. Her experience in marketing and administrative roles for the University of Toledo and University Hills Apartments make her well suited to support event planning and communication programs in her role with Hinson Ltd.

Murphy lives in Pickerington, Ohio, and is an avid equestrian, dog lover and reader.

Dean Oblonsky

Special Projects Consultant

With more than 30 years of experience consulting with leading brands around the world, Dean Oblonsky is a valued partner in event production and management. His experience spans retail, fashion and philanthropy, with a particular emphasis on talent and dignitary management.

Since, 2002, Oblonsky has been a regular consultant to Hinson Ltd, helping with a variety of events for clients including Nationwide Children’s Hospital, New Albany Community Foundation and more. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Lesley Sowle

Office Manager

Lesley Sowle manages the daily affairs of Hinson Ltd, including budgeting and planning for both the company and clients. Sowle also assists in planning and executing the firm’s events and is responsible for overseeing all finance and human resource functions.

Prior to joining Hinson Ltd in 2000, Sowle served for 15 years as administrative assistant to the president of store planning at L 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. She lives in Westerville, Ohio.