Amanda Hansen
Amanda Hansen

Lou Hammond Group is expanding into the Houston market with a new office headed by Amanda Hansen.

Located midtown, LHG’s Texas base of operations will house a team of industry experts in communications, marketing, advertising, digital and creative services and media relations, serving such industries as real estate, hospitality, healthcare, financial services, energy, nonprofit and destination marketing.

Hansen, who will hold the title of LHG Houston president, comes to the firm from the Houston Golf Association, where she was VP of marketing and communications.

Before that, she led the PR and social media team at MMI Agency, working with such Houston-based clients as MD Anderson Cancer Center, TIAA, AIG and Shell Oil.

LHG Houston’s anchor client is McNair Interests, which Hansen is providing PR, communications and marketing support while the company gears up for its recently announced mixed-used development located at the intersection of the city’s Post Oak Boulevard and Richmond Avenue.

“As a fifth-generation Texan, having our brand represented in Houston has always been a personal goal. This thriving city offers tremendous opportunity and we are immensely proud to be here,” said LHG founder and chairman Lou Hammond.

Founded in 1984, LHG also has offices in New York, Charleston, S.C., Houston, Los Angeles, and Miami.