President and Founder
Heather Whaling is founder/president of Geben Communication. In 2016, she was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Ohio Valley Region (OH, KY, IN).
After launching Geben in 2009, Heather’s data-driven approach to communication helped the firm evolve into a highly respected, sought-after, award-winning agency, focusing on PR, social media, and insights. It is now Columbus’s largest independent PR agency.
“Geben” means to give in German, reflecting Heather’s deep belief in doing well by doing good. She’s active in organizations supporting and empowering women, including The Women's Fund of Central Ohio board of directors and Columbus Women's Commission. As an advocate for paid family leave, Heather’s perspective has been featured in NPR, Forbes, Refinery29, Entreprenur.com and a variety of other local and national media outlets.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM