Diane Hurd serves as vice president at Inspire and is a leader within the firm as well as being a trusted counselor to many Inspire clients. With more than a decade of agency experience, Diane is a seasoned communications professional with expertise in media relations, advertising planning and purchasing, social media strategy, crisis management and event planning.
Diane leads account teams serving major U.S. food companies and restaurants, state and national agriculture organizations, corporations and nonprofits. Her deep experience driving strategic media relations, marketing, copywriting and issues management initiatives serves Inspire’s clients well.
Before joining 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.
Diane graduated from Capital University, 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 is passionate about giving back and currently serves as president for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Central Ohio Chapter and on the Board of Directors for the Columbus Speech and Hearing Center. She is a proud member of the 2020 Leadership Columbus class and is a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA).
When she isn't chasing after her three boys, Diane enjoys volunteering with local community organizations and finding her next 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 and creative spirits. They see joy in so many things and inspire me to be better and do better.