Lewis Public Relations (LPR), a full-service Dallas public relations agency, today announced that Amanda Lewis Hill, MBA, APR, has joined the team as director of strategic development, and Christi Chesner has been promoted to director of account service. “These two professionals bring exceptional talent and foresight in public relations. It’s with great pride and expectation that I announce this expansion of our LPR team,” said LPR Principal Blake D. Lewis III, APR, Fellow PRSA. “Christi has been a go-to professional for many of our agency’s clients, and our team views Amanda’s capabilities as bringing both complementary and supplemental skills and experiences, delivering even more value to current and future LPR clients.”

Hill comes to LPR with more than seven years of agency, non-profit and corporate public relations experience. Prior to joining LPR, she served as associate editor for Texas Farm Bureau, the state’s largest organization representing farmers and ranchers. Hill also has expertise in the oil and gas, technology and consumer sectors, representing ConocoPhillips, Shell Oil, Yahoo! and the Boy Scouts of America through her work with FleishmanHillard.

A graduate of Baylor University, Hill holds a bachelor of arts in journalism and public relations, as well as a master of business administration from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

Chesner joined LPR as an associate in 2008 and, most recently, has served as account lead. She specializes in technology, health care and energy public relations. In her new role, she will oversee client activities throughout the agency, while further participating in the shaping of agency strategy.

“With the expansion and elevation of our team, we are poised to continue on a path of growth,” Lewis said. “We have increased the bandwidth available to serve our clients, delivering a broader base of expertise that reinforces our capabilities as a full-service, strategic communications agency.”

About Lewis Public Relations

Lewis Public Relations is a Dallas-based public relations and strategic communications agency that applies strategic thinking and get-it-done capabilities to a broad range of client challenges and opportunities. Focusing on business-to-business communications, the team combines the knowledge and experience of a large, multi-national agency with the agility and value of an entrepreneurial boutique firm to help organizations be understood by their audiences. For more information, visit www.lewispublicrelations.com.