Ports of Indiana welcomes new public relations manager

INDIANAPOLIS (May 18, 2021) – Ports of Indiana announced that it has hired Jennifer Hanson as the new public relations manager.

Hanson, a lifelong Indiana resident, will create and implement public relations strategies; lead brand-building communication and media strategies; manage the website and social media channels, along with other communication responsibilities.

Hanson brings 27 years of experience in public relations, communications and marketing. Most recently, Hanson was the senior communications director at Downtown Indy, Inc. since 1999.

“We are excited to welcome Jennifer to our Ports team,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Vanta E. Coda II. “Her fresh perspective and experience are just what we need to continue to tell the Ports’ important story about our impact to the state and beyond.”

Hanson is married with three daughters and resides in Zionsville, Ind. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and earned her Master of Arts in Public Relations from Ball State University. She enjoys the Indiana Dunes (grew up in South Bend) and all outdoor festivals. But you will usually find her watching her girls play basketball, soccer and at show choir performances.


About the Ports of Indiana:  The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority operating three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan. Established in 1961, the Ports of Indiana is a self-funded enterprise dedicated to growing Indiana’s economy by developing and maintaining a world-class port system.

Information: Follow us on Twitter: @PortsofIndiana.

Media Contact: Jen Hanson,


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