Donna A. Heckler is a global, strategic brandmarketing executive who has provided guidance for a variety of firms. In her career, Ms. Heckler has worked for such companies as Energizer Batteries, Ingersoll Rand, Cardinal Health and Kimball International to lead marketing efforts both domestically and internationally.

A noted speaker, Ms. Heckler has taught and guest lectured at a variety of universities. She has delivered lectures to organizations such as NAMA, The Corporate Board, American Marketing Association and many corporate entities.

Ms. Heckler is the author of the acclaimed book Marketing God: Inspired Strategies for Building the Kingdom, released in August 2019 by Our Sunday Visitor. She co-authored her first book The Truth About Creating Brands People Love in 2008. After battling stage 3 cancer, she wrote the award-winning book Living Like A Lady When You Have Cancer.

This international corporate executive is now a “fan-favorite” Catholic author and speaker. She encourages parishes and ministries to help those they serve become loyal to God by offering workshops filled with marketing insights and techniques. As a keynote, she inspires people to live radiantly, letting God shine through them. Speaking from coast to coast, her popular speech “And Then God Gave Me A Time-out” reminds everyone to sit quietly with God and to live radiantly despite what is happening in our lives, with God shining through everyday.

Donna holds a BA in Zoology from DePauw University and an MBA in Marketing from Indiana University. Donna currently serves on the advisory board for Purdue University’s Center for Cancer Research and serves on the board for the Daughters of St. Paul Books and Media – St. Louis.

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  • Holds a BA in Zoology from DePauw University

  • MBA in Marketing from Indiana University