PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Ohio Health, Patient Family Advisory Committee

Member

Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB)

Past Member

Eastmoor Civic Association & Blockwatch

Past-President

Bexley United Methodist Preschool

Past Board Member

HEIDI SAMUEL

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Formerly special assistant to the Chief of Staff of Ohio Governor George V. Voinovich and executive assistant to the Chief of Staff at the Ohio Department of Transportation, Heidi has extensive experience working within the state and local government framework to utilize developed networks and experience to assist clients achieve their specific outreach goals. With more than two and a half decades of work within and across the public, non-profit and private sectors, Heidi provides organizational planning and project management services to clients, primarily in health information management, workers' compensation, transportation, and energy.  Heidi has led initiatives and produced advocacy products for state and national groups; a skilled project organizer with experience in project development, marketing and events management, Heidi seamlessly handles the needs of clients from idea conception through project execution. From targeted efforts such as research and data collection, perception and consensus development, relationships development, and advocacy issues management to larger-scale public outreach projects including events, logistics and registration management of continuing education seminars, trade shows, business meetings, and special events of various sizes and venues -- Heidi works to provide quality, comprehensive, tailored services that capitalize on the client's opportunity to improve issue or brand awareness, tap new or underutilized revenue streams, develop attendance and buy-in, and other targeted outcomes -- often as part of the company's larger business advocacy or development strategy.

Heidi has been an active advocate and leader of urban redevelopment and urban infrastructure and is a proven leader of neighborhood issues advocacy. Heidi is the past president of the Eastmoor Civic Association & Blockwatch and former chair of the ECA&B Economic Development Committee.  Heidi led efforts in code enforcement, critical infrastructure improvements and spearheaded a collaborative project with the City of Columbus and area neighborhoods to establish planning standards for two critical corridors on the Eastside.  In 2007, Heidi ran for Columbus City Council, the nation's 15th largest city.  Although an unsuccessful bid, Heidi obtained significant recognition and key endorsements from the Fraternal Order of Police and The Columbus Dispatch and executed a dynamic campaign that successfully conveyed messages that resonated with the public. 

 

Heidi has traveled extensively through Asia and has lived in Taipei and Taichung, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Kobe, Japan, and Beijing, China where she worked at the International School serving the diplomatic and international business communities. Heidi is a graduate of The Ohio State University, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and has served on several education boards. Heidi lives on the eastside with her husband and business partner, Jim, and their two children.