Audra Hession

Managing Director, Client Service

Audra Hession

To build and strengthen corporate reputations, Audra uncompromisingly balances business fundamentals with creative strategy. Audra manages the growth of the agency’s business related to corporate reputation communications, which encompasses business transformation, crisis and issues management, and reputation management. Serving as a strategic advisor and expert media trainer to the C-suite, she helps clients navigate mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and spin-offs, as well as a broad range of crisis scenarios. Audra has 25 years of B2C and B2B communications experience counseling Fortune 500 firms, non-profits and other organizations in the building and construction, home and lifestyle, and professional services sectors. Prior to her current role, she served as managing director of the G&S New York office for eight years. Earlier in her career, Audra held communications positions at Revlon Corporation and Exxon Company International. Audra also represents the agency on the regional crisis communications team of its partner network, PROI Worldwide. She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and a board member of the Stamford Family YMCA in Connecticut. Audra holds a B.A. in advertising from the University of Bridgeport and an M.S. in corporate public relations from Boston University. A competitive equestrian in her youth, Audra appreciates the rewards of focus, collaboration and confident risk-taking.