40 Under 40: Heather Kane, McDonald’s Corp.

By Connect Staff, February 28, 2017

Heather Kane, 37, works in Oak Brook, Illinois, as attendee engagement manager at McDonald’s Corp. As a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree, Kane discusses her passion for the events industry. 

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What I do: I guide the strategic direction of the attendee engagement function, delivering solutions that impact the McDonald’s system, providing consultation services to enhance collaboration, extend message reach and impact event outcomes. I focus on strategic priorities and seek opportunities to create efficiencies and effectiveness.

How I got here: After college, I worked in the advertising department of Radiological Society of North America before going out on my own as a freelance production coordinator. After many years in the production, event and exhibit world (including several years working with McDonald’s), I took a staff position in the McDonald’s Meetings & Events department as an exhibit coordinator and worked my way up to my current role.

My greatest career accomplishment: Having the opportunity throughout my career to work in multiple facets of the meetings and events industry: live events, video production, advertising, exhibits, meeting planning, etc. Every day and every project brings a new experience, and I love every minute.

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