Heidi Creighton Bio

Heidi Creighton is an award-winning communications executive and former reporter at MediaNews Group hailing from world-leading corporate, agency, and startup environments. Heidi reported for several years on local businesses and eduation issues northwest of Boston for editors Kate Walsh King, and then Jennifer Lord Paluzzi.

Creighton began her career in communications as the Director of Public Relations for an advertising agency northwest of Boston, where she was responsible for building and maintaining the agency's PR clientele. Creighton then moved on to the Top 10 PR agency, Creamer Dickson Basford (absorbed by Havas PR), where she helped open and build the Boston Technology Office. Creighton went on to work as Director of Public Relations for IDG corporate, the world's #1 tech media company.

As tech and healthcare began to converge, she founded Creighton HealthTech to provide biotech and digital health startups with comprehensive, scalable and cost-effective PR services including public relations strategy, media and industry analyst relations, social media marketing, brand building, startup and product launches, messaging and positioning, speakers bureaus, media training, and executive thought leadership campaigns.

Creighton helps startups rise above the noise level and position themselves as industry leaders. A hallmark of Creighton's success for clients is her remarkable ability to position CEOs as thought leaders and secure high-level media opportunities that put them in the national spotlight. She was instrumental in launching and promoting the annual Powering Precision Health Summit in Boston, a leading forum and national platform for advancing the science of precision medicine.

In 2017, Creighton was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to serve on the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions, which licenses candidates, and administers and enforces regulations related to the education guidelines for licensing.

She has received numerous accolades and awards for her work in the field of public and media relations, including the ACE™ Award from Top 10 PR agency Creamer Dickson Basford, and the Superior Achievement in Television Media Relations Award from North American Precis Syndicate. 

Creighton has authored countless articles, including "Know Your Target Audience on the Social Web" in the Annual Media Training Guidebook, published by PR News Press, and "Ten Things PR Pros Can Do on the Internet Today," a 22-page guidebook for aspiring PR professionals published by Ragan Communications

Her causes are advancing mental health care, education, and cancer research. Creighton has served on the board of directors of two local education foundations, the Ayer Shirley Education Foundation and the Harvard Schools Trust, and she supports the Kittery Land TrustLeukemia and Lymphoma Society and Pan-Mass Challenge.

Creighton received a B.A. in English from the University of Southern Maine where she served as Advisor for the English Students Association. She spends her time between Boston and the coast of Maine and is a proud third-generation Finnish American.