Kristen Henson: Public Affairs Manager

At Hicks Partners, Kristen Henson helps create, implement and manage client communications and media strategies that expand the client’s brand and sustain their reputation. She has been responsible for public outreach and stakeholder relations for a major energy company as well as managing a multi-state, cross functional government relations team for a bio-pharmaceutical company. She works closely with various stakeholder outreach, public relations and government affairs teams, local communities and trade organizations to promote client’s projects and priorities.

Henson began her professional career at the law firm of Agee, Clymer, Mitchell & Laret serving as a legal assistant specializing in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability services. In 2011, she accepted a position at the Ohio House of Representatives where she gained firsthand knowledge of state government and worked to develop and implement community outreach initiatives. Henson was then hired by the Ohio Gas Association as the Director of Member Relations where she served as a liaison to the association’s 200 plus member companies, as well as planned and executed the association’s large and small scale conferences.

Throughout her career, she has continued to volunteer her time on numerous local, legislative, and statewide campaigns. Henson has continued her dedication to community engagement, politics, and service and is a graduate of the 2015 Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute. Henson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Ohio University.