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Gina Stouffer

President—Charleston Office, Lou Hammond and Associates



Gina Stouffer is president of Lou Hammond & Associates’ Charleston office. She has more than 20 years of experience in public relations, beginning with LH&A 18 years ago in the New York headquarters. She launched LH&A’s Midwest presence in Michigan, expanding media relationships in Chicago, Detroit and surrounding areas before moving to South Florida in 2002 to further develop the agency’s brand in the Southeast, Caribbean and Latin America. Gina is now based in LH&A’s Charleston office, overseeing a portfolio of accounts ranging from destinations and culinary products to the arts and technology.

Gina began her career at LH&A as the agency’s resident spa expert, launching renowned facilities worldwide. During her tenure, she has represented a number of cruise and train lines, hotel groups and golf resorts, earning multiple Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International Awards for agency clients. Gina is also a real estate expert, specializing in upscale vacation communities and high-rise developments. She serves as the LH&A chair for spas/wellness and family lifestyle and oversees the company’s successful agency wide release media campaign.

Prior to joining the agency, Gina was the public relations and meeting planner for Forte and Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts’ national sales office in New York City. She has also worked in Washington, D.C. for Odyssey Cruises and for the White House Personnel Security Office.

A native of Little Rock, Ark., Gina graduated from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science.


Education

B.A., in history and political science, Baylor University