Inspire Advances Founding Leaders to Executive Roles: Diane Hurd and Hana Bieliauskas Promoted to Senior VP and Partner Roles

August 22, 2023

Nationally recognized public relations firm Inspire PR Group (Inspire) announces the promotion of both Diane Hurd and Hana Bieliauskas to senior vice president and partner. Agency veterans Diane and Hana have been with Inspire since the company’s founding in 2014 and have supported building and growing the business and the firm’s team of PR professionals while providing strategic communications counsel to clients.

"Diane and Hana are experienced leaders, skilled public relations practitioners and agency professionals, and bringing them further into our business positions us well for the future and maintains our deliberate commitment to the company, our team and our clients," said Hinda Mitchell, president and founder, Inspire PR Group. "I am proud to call them colleagues and even more honored to call them friends. They have been with our firm as leaders since Inspire began, and I am looking forward to seeing how they contribute to our growth as an organization, bring new services to our clients and agency partners, and develop the incredible talent within Inspire." Hinda will continue to shape the firm’s overall strategic growth and direction, manage key client and community relationships and oversee the leadership team.

Diane has been integral to Inspire’s development, shaping internal business operations, enhancing client services, and supporting the growth of the team. With more than 16 years of experience, she leads account teams serving major U.S. food companies and restaurants, state and national agriculture organizations, schools, corporations and nonprofits. Her results-oriented approach and deep experience driving strategic media relations, advertising and marketing, and issues management initiatives serves Inspire’s clients well. Diane is a trusted crisis communications advisor and regularly speaks at conferences across the country on a variety of topics – from crisis preparedness to best practices for effectively communicating organizations’ stories.

“I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to expand my role in leading and advancing our firm’s vision to serve as a trusted communications partner to valued brands,” said Diane. “As we plan for the future, I look forward to working with our talented team to continue cultivating growth, driving success and delivering exceptional service to our clients.”

Hana, who is based in Asheville, N.C. and leads the firm’s southeast U.S. practice, will continue to oversee Inspire’s digital and social practice and will direct business development and marketing for the firm. With nearly 15 years of public relations and digital marketing experience – primarily working with food, agriculture, nonprofit and pet care clients – Hana has worked on more than 100 digital campaigns that have won national and regional awards. A sought-after speaker and trainer, she works with many prominent national influencers on behalf of clients and has been invited to present on social media and influencer relations at numerous national conferences and workshops

“I am thankful for the incredible opportunity to be part of Inspire’s journey over the past nine years," said Hana. “I look forward to working alongside Hinda and Diane to lead the agency and our skilled team into the future, focusing on Inspire's sustained growth and development.”

Since its founding in 2014, the firm has expanded from three to 18 full-time employees and is recognized as one of the top 100 PR firms by O’Dwyers Public Relations News. The agency firmly believes in the importance of relationships – that is why most of its clients have relied on the Inspire team for more than two decades.