Diane Hurd serves as the senior associate, managing director at Inspire – AKA jack of all trades. With more than eight years agency experience, Diane's specialties include: media relations, advertising planning and purchasing, social media strategy, crisis management and event planning.
Prior to Inspire, Diane led several account teams and award-winning projects at PR and communications agencies in Columbus. She values "talking the talk" AND "walking the walk," and is passionate about producing smart work that gets great results.
Don't let her calm demeanor fool you. Diane has been known to be the office "prankster" and enjoys boosting morale through spontaneous breakout cheers.
Diane graduated from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, with a Bachelor's degree in public relations and organizational communication with a specialization in marketing. She earned her Master's degree in business administration from Franklin University. Diane currently serves as the VP of membership for the Public Relations Society of America Central Ohio Chapter. When she isn't chasing after her three boys, Diane enjoys volunteering with local community organizations and finding her next half marathon to run.
What Inspires Me?
My kids. They inspire me in small and big ways daily – from their big dreams and pure hearts to their honesty (sometimes being TOO honest!) and creative spirits. They see joy in so many things, and inspire me to be better, do better.