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 twelve years!”
With over twelve years of experience, Lianne has worked on exciting campaigns for clients ranging from the nation’s largest entertainment venues, representing leading artists, multiple projects for various hotel brands, hot restaurants around the country and many nonprofit organizations and lifestyle brands.
Career highlights include the $110 Million Expansion and Renovation of Hyatt Regency McCormick Place featuring a ribbon cutting event with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel; 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; the opening of Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center, Indianapolis and Columbus; theWit Hotel Chicago including the representation of ROOF on theWit and Spa@theWit; the introduction of the legendary SafeHouse brand in Chicago; the National Tours of Celtic Thunder, Great Divorce, and The Screwtape Letters; and the annual Chicago Scots’ Highland Games and Scottish Festival, benefiting Illinois’ oldest charity.
Lianne received her Master’s Certificate 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. She has been published in Connect Association Magazine, and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Illinois Meetings & Events Magazine.
Staying fit is a priority for Lianne, and she believes that it’s important to take time for yourself and your personal health – especially working in a fast-paced industry like PR. She finds time to attend fitness classes regularly, and is a former member of the Chicago Luvabulls NBA Dance Team. Lianne lives with her husband Mitchell and their cat Mittens in Chicago’s River North Neighborhood.