The Helen Wells Agency has been a premier talent agency in the Midwest for nearly forty years. From offices in Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati and Columbus, OH, HWA represents the region's top actors and models to leading advertisers, marketing and ad agencies,retail brands, trade shows, TV and film. Our agency conforms to the highest industry standards and takes pride in a quality of service unmatched in the business.
Lisa Blancato is our Agency Director and is a skilled leader in talent recruiting and development, business strategy, and marketing. She sets the tone and pace for our staff to deliver at the highest levels for our clients and talent. Lisa's deep experience developing talent-focused organizations and spurring growth are key to constantly moving the Agency to a higher level. Lisa has a degree in fashion merchandising from Georgia Southern University.
Senior Booking Agent
Lori Fetter has been with HWA since it launched in 1980. She works passionately and tirelessly with our longstanding clients and all our talent to assure the best quality and the best outcomes. Lori’s love of this business is obvious to anyone who has the privilege of working with her. Lori graduated from Indiana University with a degree in biological sciences.
Booking Agent, Market Director (Cincinnati)
Sharon is our lead booking agent and also heads our Cincinnati region. Sharon enjoyed notable success as an actor and model prior to becoming a highly valued agent in Cincinnati area. Her enthusiasm for all aspects of this business is evident in the attitude and excellence she brings to work every day. She has a BA from Northern Kentucky University in theatre, broadcasting and electronic media.
TV/Film Director, Talent Scout
Beth Hall leads our rapidly growing TV/Film division and scouts talent for the entire agency. She is also a skilled acting coach for both kids and adults. Beth is passionate about this industry and is a huge advocate for HWA actors. She has a BA from Centre College and an MA in teaching from the University of Louisville.
Market Director (Louisville)
Stephanie joined HWA after a career in LA with a major studio and leading global talent agency. She oversees all initiatives for talent and clients in the Louisville region. Stephanie also heads up our Voiceover Division which she largely built from scratch a few years ago. She gradated from Roanoke College with a degree in biology.
Market Director (Columbus, OH)
Melissa leads our rapidly growing Columbus, Ohio region where she oversees talent selection and development as well as client-facing activities. Melissa started her professional career in accounting and operations and evolved into co-leading an ad agency. Melissa obtained her degree from Columbus State Community College.
Assistant Market Director (Indianapolis)
Vicki assists Lisa Blancato in leading the Indianapolis market area, taking care of talent and client needs. She also plays a key role in managing operational assets of the entire agency. Vicki is a skilled actress and model and graduated with a theatre degree from Butler University.
Jennie joined HWA to help lead our new talent through the process of joining the agency and getting up to speed and ready to work. Her leadership grew out of her years of experience as a talented model and actor. Jennie has a psychology degree from the University of West Georgia.
Chief Operating Officer, Partner
Dennis Erwin handles our finances and the systems underlying our agency. Dennis’ prior career was focused on helping private companies grow into stable, successful organizations. He studied economics at DePauw University and received his MBA from Indiana University.