Mary Lou Heastings, CEO
Executive Alliance, Inc.
As CEO of Executive Alliance, Mary Lou Heastings has responsibility for guiding the continued expansion of the company’s portfolio of technology related executive summits, roundtables, and custom programs across the country. To promote the success of technology executives across different industries, Ms. Heastings launched a publishing arm of Executive Alliance. With content provided by industry executives, four books have been published covering different areas of information security and IT.
Prior to Executive Alliance, Ms. Heastings had over 20 years of software experience in online business and global reservations systems for the travel industry with responsibilities for developing strategies and technologies in the business information environment. Additionally, Ms. Heastings has previous experience in strategic planning, finance, business development, and software development with companies such as Delta Air Lines and Holiday Inn.
Ms. Heastings was a co-recipient of the ATHENA Award for women business leaders having an impact on the workplace. She has been recognized in “Who’s Who in Technology;” in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, on the cover of Georgia Trend Magazine as an executive leading change and featured in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution for her leadership role in developing IT strategies. Ms. Heastings has served as President of Women in Technology in Georgia, on the Board of the Technology Association of Georgia, the Board of the American Red Cross of Georgia and on the steering committee of the Tiffany Circle, a national women’s philanthropic organization focused on supporting the Red Cross.
An avid boater, Ms. Heastings earned her Captain’s license and recently completed a four thousand mile journey on her motorcycle.