Heather has built a robust and versatile career
in marketing communications, public
relations, branding, and business leadership. Most recently, she leveraged this expertise
to re-introduce the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce to the area business community with a new brand, new digital presence, and a new location in the heart of Elizabethtown. Under her tenure, she measurably increased the member benefits and organization value leading to exponential growth in membership and enhanced strategic partnerships. Her laser focus on operational excellence resulted in the Chamber's financial stability and optimized its position for the future.
Prior to her time as Executive Director of the EACC, Heather had roles as the chief
marketing officer and account supervisor for Merit Marketing (formerly Sacunas), where
she led creative teams for the Harrisburg-based global marketing firm specializing in brand development and marketing strategy.
Heather began her career as a publicist in New York City after graduating from the University of Florida with a BA in English/Writing. She developed her marketing skills working on
national product launches, event management, and media exposure for clients such as Unilever, Keds, Molton Brown, Rimmel London, Aldo, and The Creative Coalition.
Heather's other endeavors have included marketing consulting, business strategy, and event management and for companies in Boston, Atlanta, and Central Pennsylvania, including the Dauphin County Bar Association, Millstream Home, Beyond Tutoring LLC, Bigley and Blikle Law Firm, and Prizm Medical, to name a few. Additionally, she co-founded For-More, a non-profit organization that provided clean water systems for Rwandan orphanages, and the Ruby-Myles fund, which granted funds to families seeking to adopt internationally.
Heather is the founder of Be Storied, a life-story writing company. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Gretna Theater, where she chairs the marketing committee.