Senior Staff

Heather Edelblute

Senior Director, Marketing Strategy and Planning

As senior director of marketing strategy and planning at the OSU Foundation, Ms. Edelblute oversees marketing, creative services, and project management, as well as marketing analytics and insights.

Before joining the Foundation in December 2021, Ms. Edelblute served as University Brand Marketing Director at Indiana University for eight years and worked closely with senior university leaders to amplify stories that highlight IU’s impact. Her marketing career spans more than 20 years and includes a stint with an Oregon winery along the way. 

Among other significant projects at Indiana, Ms. Edelblute directed marketing strategies for IU’s five regional campuses and led a comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion university listening tour with students, faculty, and staff to inform future planning. Ms. Edelblute holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in telecommunications, a graduate certificate from IU in Design Thinking for Collaborative Innovation, and a graduate certificate from Northwestern in Digital Marketing Strategies.