Heidi McGregor is vice president of Communications at ITHAKA, where she is responsible for nurturning people’s understanding of and connection with the organization. Her focus is both internal and external, working to develop a passionate legion of employees, alumni, and institutional partners, as well as awareness of ITHAKA and it’s mission in its local communities and among the public.
Heidi has worked at ITHAKA in various roles since 1998. She’s served as JSTOR’s director of strategy and director of publisher relations, and most recently as the leader of ITHAKA’s marketing and communications teams. During this time, she has built productive teams of professionals to help the organization and its services thrive, as well as spearheading major strategic initiatives. She has been a passionate champion of ITHAKA’s efforts to share knowledge in new ways beyond traditional educational institutions, including launching JSTOR’s free reading and individual access plans and its online magazine, JSTOR Daily. Before coming to ITHAKA, Heidi got her feet wet in the publishing industry, spending four years at Simon & Schuster. Heidi has served as a board member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and an advisor to the online resources BioOne and Project AMEEL.
Heidi graduated with a BA in political science and philosophy from Lafayette College (go Pards!) and was a member of the first graduating class in the Media Management Certificate Program at the New School University. She is also a dedicated parent of three, who has served several years on the executive board at her local co-operative nursery school and as class parent in their Dual Language Program.