A former journalist and executive communications specialist, Annie Athon Heck joined Oregon State University in March 2013. She works with URM Vice President Steve Clark and others in the division to lead OSU’s strategic communications and marketing efforts. In her role, Heck helps lead executive communications, marketing-communications for the Oregon State University Advantage, research enterprise communications, and university events.
Prior to arriving at OSU, Heck spent the past 13 years working at Hewlett-Packard, where she helped develop communication and messaging strategies for the company. She later led a global public relations program for the printing business’s graphics segment and provided executive communications support for HP leaders.
From 1995-99, Heck was the communications director for the Corvallis School District 509J, where she also served as chief spokesperson. She was a political reporter for the Statesman-Journal newspaper in Salem from 1991-95, covering the state Legislature and governor’s office.
Annie Athon Heck
Associate Vice President, University Relations and Marketing
Oregon State University
A416 Kerr Administration Bldg.
Corvallis, Oregon 97331