Rae Hostetler

Firm Philosophy

Hostetler Public Relations is an independent Indianapolis public relations agency founded in 2000. Rae Hostetler works with clients as an extended member of their internal team creating customized public relations and communications strategies and hand selecting the right virtual team to support its tactics. Rae and her team work with clients not only as a tactician on required projects, but also as thought leaders and sounding board to bring new ideas to public relations programs and ensure a positive image in the community. The team strives to meet the goals in each client’s customized marketing/communications plan to see positive change within an organization.

About Rae Hostetler

Rae has worked as a public relations professional for nearly 20 years. She founded Hostetler Public Relations in 2000 providing public relations and communications counsel and support to clients of various shapes and sizes—from non-profits and corporations to sole proprietors and mid-sized business owners. Long-term partnerships and projects range from strategic planning and execution of tactics to project management and client coordination. For many clients, Rae acts as an extension of the business team providing on-going public relations counsel and tactical support to achieve business goals, support sales teams and continued communications to key stakeholders.

Rae’s professional experience includes working in radio-television news as journalist for the NBC television affiliate in South Bend, Indiana. Subsequently, she was news director for South Bend’s number-one radio station. She transitioned to the public relations field when she moved to Indianapolis in 1993 and joined the public relations staff at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She then invested five years as public relations manager for Resort Condominiums International. There, she led the company’s external communications strategies with senior management to build a positive image for the company and timeshare industry.

Rae focuses her pro bono hours on non-profits that support education and women. She is currently a member of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis special projects committee and the NAWBO-Indianapolis Trailblazers committee and programming committee. She is a past board member the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana and Emeritus Board Member of Dress for Success Indianapolis. Rae has chaired events raising funds for Dress for Success Indianapolis and the Zionsville Education Foundation. She is a member of the Hoosier Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and Zionsville Tri Kappa Chapter.

She is a graduate of Indiana University’s School of Journalism and has attended Butler University MBA classes.