Hirons Adds to Public Affairs Team

Kurt Ashburn brings two decades of experience to area firm.

Kurt Ashburn


Indianapolis-based Hirons has hired Kurt Ashburn as account director to the public affairs team. He comes to Hirons with 23 years of account services experience for a variety of brands, including Ivy Tech, Maytag Commercial Laundry, Delta Faucet Company, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana and Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. Ashburn oversees client accounts and devises and implements strategic communication plans for clients, while ensuring the public affairs team stays on target to meet client goals. He also is responsible for maintaining client relationships and building new ones through public outreach and community relations.

Ashburn earned a degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., before launching his career in marketing and advertising. He has held multiple roles at Indianapolis-area agencies, overseeing branding and advertising campaigns for national clients.

“We’re very fortunate to add Kurt’s expertise to our team,” says Mike Murphy, senior vice president and head of Hirons’ public affairs team. “Working with Indiana’s government agencies to meet key strategic goals requires dedicated, seasoned professionals like Kurt.”

Hirons’ public affairs team develops campaigns for both public- and private-sector clients, working to engage and educate Hoosiers on issues and policies affecting their lives.

For more information on Hirons’ services, visit hirons.com/services.


About Hirons

Hirons, an award-winning advertising, public relations and digital communications firm based in Indianapolis, has been concepting, designing and distributing some of the state’s most widely recognized advertising campaigns since 1978. An established provider of bold and innovative communications solutions, Hirons’ research-based approach starts by first establishing the problem at hand and then tailoring our services to best fit our clients’ needs. With clients in both the commercial and government sectors, Hirons is leading efforts to spread both digital and traditional messages across the state of Indiana and beyond.