Hana is a public relations pro with experience working in agency, nonprofit and media environments, where she has worked with food, business-to-business, health care and nonprofit clients.
Before coming to CMA, Hana was an account coordinator at a public relations and marketing agency in Columbus, Ohio, and also assisted with communications efforts for Ohioans for Livestock Care, a statewide coalition that advocated for passage of a constitutional ballot initiative to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. Hana was also responsible for coordinating media relations and new media outreach at a national children’s advocacy organization in Washington, D.C.
Hana serves on the Communications and Race Planning Committees of the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and she is co-organizer of Pink It Up, an initiative to encourage Columbus to “go pink” to support the annual Race for the Cure. She also serves on the Development Committee for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and volunteers weekly at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Hana grew up in Cincinnati and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, with a specialization in Political Science, from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. When she’s not busy tweeting or devouring news online, she enjoys running, volunteering, eating sushi and planning her next world travel adventure.
What special power would you like to have?
I’d like to be able to apparate like Harry Potter. That way, I could travel to every country on my list instantly!
What do you do to recharge your batteries?
Take a long run—to an iPod playlist that has a healthy mixture of John Mellencamp, Jay-Z, Gaslight Anthem, Third Eye Blind— and Miley Cyrus.
Cause you’re most passionate about?
Breast cancer. Every 69 Seconds a woman dies from breast cancer. We must find a cure.
What are some of your favorite links on the web?
I’m a huge social media geek—Twitter is my favorite. I’m also a news junkie so I am constantly checking (and rechecking) the Washington Post, New York Times, Slate.com, Huffington Post, Politico….. the list goes on.