1. Overview
  2. Who We Are
  3. How We Work
  4. Client List
  5. Awards
  6. In Our Community
  7. What Others Say

Who We Are

Leslie Laine

Leslie brings more than 35 years of strategic thinking, creative problem-solving and a “just do it!” approach to Laine & Lane’s clients. Before cofounding the company in 1988, she served as marketing vice president for a health care consulting firm and as director of communications for the Chicago Hospital Council and the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati.

Leslie was named Outstanding Communicator of the Year by Women in Communications, Inc., Cincinnati chapter, and Mass Communications Alumna of the Year by Miami University (Ohio). She is a cum laude communications graduate of Miami University and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Overheard in the office

“Sure, anyone can string words together. But are they strategic? Are they intentional? Do they get results?”

What Inspires Me

People with a passion for what they do, dancing with my horse, creativity in all its forms.


Mary Jo Lane

Mary Jo has used strategic communications to help clients achieve their goals for more than 30 years. Before cofounding Laine & Lane in 1988, she was director of communications for Southern Ohio Health Services Network and public relations assistant at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

Mary Jo graduated magna cum laude from Franklin College, Indiana, with a degree in journalism and Spanish. She did a year of postgraduate study at the University of Madrid, Spain, on a Rotary International scholarship and earned her master in education degree from the University of Vermont. ¡Se habla español!

Overheard in the Office

“Get your marketing efforts into gear by doing just one new strategy well — and results will follow.”

What Inspires Me

Great writing, an invigorating swim, the beauty of the American West.