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Lianne Hedditch, Executive Vice President

“I love the people at Heron. Everyone is friendly and extremely hard workers. We know how to have fun while getting the job done. We care about our clients and each other, which creates the greatest working atmosphere. That’s why I’ve been here for fourteen years!”

Heron-Lianne-Wiker-Hedditch-3With over fourteen years of experience in public relations, marketing, and digital media, Lianne has worked on exciting campaigns for clients ranging from major national brands such as PaperSource, Orangetheory Fitness, Jet’s Pizza, and more; over 40 different hotel properties spanning dozens of brands across the country; some of the nation’s largest entertainment venues and cultural events; and many nonprofit organizations.

Career highlights include the opening of The Westin Nashville with Grand Opening performances by David Nail and Brett Young; the transformation of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel including the opening of Raised Bar and publicity stunts with Robin Thicke, Andrew Zimmern, and Joe Jonas; three of Chicago’s annual cultural attractions including the Boat, RV, and Sail Show, Race to Mackinac, and Thanksgiving Day Parade; representing theWit Hotel including ROOF on theWit and Spa@theWit; the 15th anniversary of the Randolph Street Market- the “Barneys of Vintage,”; the annual Chicago Scots’ Highland Games and Scottish Festival, benefiting Illinois’ oldest charity; and the National Hellenic Museum.

Lianne received her Master’s in Integrated Marketing from the University of Chicago and her Bachelor’s at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to Heron, she worked in Special Events at Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization, Illinois Affiliate, and was a member of the Chicago Luvabulls NBA Dance Team. She has been published in Connect Association Magazine, and has sat on the Editorial Advisory Board of Illinois Meetings & Events Magazine. Lianne lives with her husband Mitchell, son Landon, and their cat Mittens in Chicago’s West Loop Neighborhood.

Press and Features

During the COVID-19 crisis, Lianne speaks with Working Mother Magazine to share her thoughts on working at home with an infant.

Lianne Hedditch shares with Connect Magazine tips on how to cultivate a team of social influencers.

Lianne Hedditch speaks with Key Learnings Hospitality Podcast about Heron Agency’s focus on digital and visual storytelling around the properties they work with, as well as revealing why promotional live events are still crucial during the digital age.

Conversations with Lianne Hedditch with Voyage Chicago