Donna Halinski-Hondorp is a strategic and battle tested communications professional. With a career that began in journalism, she has established herself as a leading public relations strategist specializing in issue management, with extensive experience in counseling clients navigating contentious environmental issues.
Halinski-Hondorp has guided clients through difficult situations by communicating effectively to key stakeholders and rebuilding trust and credibility. She has helped companies handle drinking water contamination, odor and noise issues and crises. Halinski-Hondorp’s clients have included pipeline companies, Superfund sites, an international beverage producer and charter schools.
In addition, Halinski-Hondorp combines her news and public relations experience to provide storytelling support and media coaching. She helps clients tell their stories clearly with compelling messaging. Halinski-Hondorp also combines her news and public relations experience to create customized sessions with clients to help advise them on how to interact with the media.
Previously, Halinski-Hondorp served as a producer at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina and held positions at WOOD-TV and WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, WXYZ-TV in Detroit, WLNS-TV in Lansing, and numerous radio stations across the state. She also worked for Ruder Finn, a national New York-based public relations firm with an office Raleigh, North Carolina.
Halinski-Hondorp provides pro bono public relations assistance to Ele’s Place, a healing center for grieving children and serves on the marketing committee for the Capital Region Community Foundation.
Halinski-Hondorp is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University with a degree in Urban Policy with an emphasis in Journalism.