SCOTT HEIGELMANN

Scott Heigelmann is a businessperson, civic and arts advocate, and economic leader. Scott is CEO of Heigelmann Companies, Heavy Media Group and a founding partner of BrandCapital LLC, where he provides strategic branding and marketing consulting for hundreds of clients. In addition to designing the brands and shaping the business trajectories of his clients, he has served as a valued counselor to several leading organizations, institutions and public figures. His clients represent a veritable “who’s-who” of civic, business and cultural leaders, all of whom exert global influence. Among other causes, Heigelmann also finds time to give back to the community by serving in various capacities on local, regional and national boards and organizations.

Heigelmann serves as chairman of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce, an organization he presided over for two full terms after his election as the youngest president in its history. In this role, alongside Boston’s elected officials and partners, such as Goldman Sachs and NBCUniversal, Heigelmann led the development of Boston’s annual Prosperity Awards Gala and the East Boston Small Business Summit. He is also one of the chief architects and negotiators responsible for drafting the Prosperity Agenda, the legal framework and host community benefits agreement between the City of Boston and a proposed Boston-area resort casino entity. In addition, Heigelmann rebuilt the organization’s strategic communications, media and technology operations, guiding it into becoming one of the most powerful and innovative economic development forces in Boston.

Deeply committed to advancing the arts, particularly music and theater, Heigelmann sits on the distinguished panel of Voting Members of the GRAMMY Awards, a position that reflects his lifelong passion for music that began as a teenager, when he was signed to a record label, toured Europe and played shows at legendary venues such as CBGB and the Palladium. Through the GRAMMY organization, Heigelmann advocates for copyright modernization by working with lawmakers and Congress to help update music laws and renew its commitment to music and the arts. In a tribute to his love for the performing arts, Heigelmann welcomed the opportunity to serve on the Metropolitan Committee of Young Professionals of the Wang Theater.

Moreover, Heigelmann is a member of the American Jewish Committee, and he is a Founder of the Statue of Liberty Museum at Ellis Island.

Among his many other awards, accolades and public citations, Heigelmann is the recipient of the prestigious “40 Under 40” award in recognition of his contributions to the enhancement of Boston’s cultural and economic vibrancy. AXS.com recently named Heigelmann one of the most powerful people in media alongside many other industry power players. In addition, Heigelmann has served for three consecutive years as a judge of the acclaimed MITX Awards.

Prior to founding his companies, Heigelmann’s career began with a seven-year post at Oracle. When just out of college, Heigelmann was recruited into Oracle’s Media Products Group (MPG) as principal designer, and within a year, rose through the ranks to creative director, where he designed groundbreaking branding and communications programs for clients such as The New York Times Company, JPMorgan Chase & Co, MetLife, Boeing, Genzyme and several others.

Heigelmann studied Design and Media Arts at Montserrat College of Art and Advanced Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Heigelmann lives in Boston with his wife Bridget and their two beautiful daughters, Gioia and Mila.

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