2016 Rising PR Stars: Lindsey Viotto-Hughes, Communications Manager, Americas and Asia Pacific, Bell Helicopter

For Bell Helicopter, Lindsey Viotto-Hughes is that indispensable PR pro who can quickly whip up an innovative solution when unplanned, urgent projects pop in the door on a Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. She is the go-to girl who can juggle ten (or 10,000) projects simultaneously and knock them all out of the park.

Viotto-Hughes is a driven, self-motivated and innovative public relations professional with a proven record of planning and executing comprehensive communications strategies. She has a reputation for creating campaigns that perfectly balance tradition, quality and creativity.

Known as the internal crisis guru, Viotto-Hughes is the expert the organization turns to when anticipated and unforeseen issues arise. Having managed issues ranging from regulatory and legal to reorganizations to facility moves, she successfully positioned the company in a positive light even when tried in the court of public opinion.

As the communications manager for Bell Helicopter’s Americas and Asia Pacific regions, Viotto-Hughes works internationally to develop comprehensive strategies that incorporate proven tactics, the latest concepts in content and message development, public relations and social media initiatives and new technology. And, as a Texas native, she does it all with that real southern charm.