Yes, you should hire us

Hanser & Associates is a public relations firm that helps organizations create and manage the relationships important to their future. We’re focused on delivering results in Des Moines, Iowa, the United States of America and around the world.

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Our Team

Our work is led by these accredited professionals, and we have 1,800 more people around the world that work for you when we need them.

C. Ryan Hanser, APR

C. Ryan Hanser, APR

President and Principal

Ryan provides strategic counsel and project management for tech, financial and healthcare & medical clients. In addition to executing international, national and local projects for clients, he has chaired the global word of mouth practice group for Hanser & Associate’s global network of offices.

Outside the office, Ryan can be found spending time with his wife and three young sons, playing a tenor saxophone or riding a bicycle in the woods.

Ronald Hanser, APR

Ronald Hanser, APR

Chairman and Principal

Ron, a public relations professional since 1972, is an international leader in the profession.

He co-founded Hanser & Associates in 1996, setting the vision for strategic counseling and service to clients.

Ron’s hobbies include time with family, reading, travel, photography and fly fishing.

Partnerships and Memberships


IPREX is a global PR network of leading, independent firms in major markets worldwide, expanding our service and expertise to over 115 offices and 1,800 staff worldwide. IPREX was founded in 1983, and Hanser & Associates is the only Iowa office. Visit for more information.

PR Council

The trade association (formerly named Council of Public Relations Firms) is comprised of America’s 100 leading public relations firms. Members abide by the world’s highest standards of practice, with unwavering commitment to honesty, transparency, authenticity and accountability. Hanser & Associates has been a member since 2001. Visit for more info.

Word of Mouth Marketing Association

Official trade association for the word of mouth marketing industry. The firm has been a member since 2005. Visit for more info.

Public Relations Society of America

PRSA is the world’s largest organization for PR professionals. Since 1989 senior PR professionals at the firm have been APR-accredited by PRSA; since 1996 our president has been a member of PRSA’s Counselors Academy, the prestigious group of senior counselors at PR firms with the resources to help their clients grow. Visit for more info.