Getting To Know Ann Van Heest
Ann Van Heest has been a project manager with Symposia since 2017. She’s a familiar (and friendly!) face to many of our clients. Get to know Ann!
Tell us a little about your background.
I grew up in Holland, Michigan, and have a degree in Communications from Taylor University in Indiana. I started my career in the nonprofit world, working in development and communications. I’ve also worked in hospitality, helping to manage communications for a destination marketing organization, as well as in retail marketing.
What makes you excited about the work you do?
Being able to help a company move forward to reach their goals in a new way is so exciting. The idea of digital transformation and being part of it with companies in a variety of industries has been really encouraging.
What challenges have you had to overcome in your field?
It’s a rewarding challenge to work with clients and specialists who have different agendas or levels of experience while trying to reach a goal together.
What is important to you about the culture at Symposia Labs?
Symposia’s culture of openness and transparency with our clients and each other is really refreshing.
When you’re not killing it at digital, what do you like to do?
I love being close to Lake Michigan. The beach or in the woods are some of my favorite places to be. I also love cooking and being at home with my husband and our dog, Rigby.