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
President, Partner

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 the highest levels of both client and talent satisfaction. Lisa's deep experience developing talent-focused organizations and spurring growth are key to moving the Agency to a higher level. Lisa has a degree in fashion merchandising from Georgia Southern University.

Lori Fetter
Talent Agent

Lori Fetter has been with HWA since it launched in 1980. She works passionately and tirelessly with 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.

Ali Ferda
Ali Ferda
Talent Agent

Ali Ferda leads our Columbus, Ohio initiative. She is a dedicated professional with a passion for the business that is matched only by her energy and effort. With a deep background as an actress herself, Ali knows all the elements that go into a successful booking that produce the outcomes our talent and clients want. Ali earned her degree in Theatre and Communications at The Ohio State University.

Sharon Ford
Talent Scout

Sharon leads our Cincinnati office and works intensely with both talent and clients in the region. Sharon enjoyed considerable 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 effort she brings to work every day. She has a BA from Northern Kentucky University in theatre, broadcasting and electronic media.

Beth Hall
Talent Scout

Beth Hall leads our Louisville office and drives TV and film opportunities for our talent. Beth is also a skilled acting coach and talent scout. Beth is passionate about this industry and is talent-centered. She has a BA from Centre College and an MA in teaching from the University of Louisville.

Dennis Erwin
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.


Helen Wells
The Helen Wells Agency was founded in 1980 by the late Helen Wells. She built the agency on the principles of integrity and excellence, which promoted it to grow into the preeminent talent agency in the Midwest. For almost four decades, the Helen Wells Agency has been marketing the region‘s most elite talent to the industry‘s top clients. It is our privilege to carry on her legacy.