Hirons names director of strategic communications

Agency hires Vicki Duncan Gardner as director of strategic communications


Hirons, an advertising, public relations and digital agency with offices in Indianapolis and Chicago, has hired Vicki Duncan Gardner as director of strategic communications.

Most recently, Gardner worked in municipal government in Westfield, IN as director of communications where she was involved in public affairs, crisis response and strategic initiatives. Additionally, she served as the Press Secretary for Indiana’s Lt. Governor, worked in leadership at a digital marketing firm and at in corporate communications for a Fortune 500 company. Prior to these roles, Gardner spent several years as a television reporter and anchor across the Midwest.

Gardner will provide strategic oversight on public relations and crisis communications initiatives, while serving as the management lead on several key client accounts.

“Vicki’s vast experience will be invaluable as we work on a number of public relations projects at the agency. She will provide key guidance for a diverse selection of client accounts all while driving the strategy for our strategic communications endeavors,” said Jay Schemanske, senior vice president, strategic communications and account services.

Gardner holds a bachelor’s degree in communication with a minor in political science from DePauw University.

For more information, visit hirons.com.


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.