Nancy Heiz, Hale Advisors

Editorial Director


Nancy is our Editorial Director here at Hale Advisors. She is a writer, editor, multimedia content producer, and corporate storyteller with a specialty in green and sustainable consumer products, design, healthcare, and agriculture. A veteran journalist and editor for regional consumer and national business-to-business publications, Nancy served as editor in chief of New York House Magazine until 2011, and prior to that, as an editor of Home Furnishings News for more than 14 years.


She currently teaches multimedia journalism at SUNY New Paltz, from which she holds a BA in journalism and French. She earned an MS in Information Design & Technology from SUNY Institute of Technology. She is an active member of the Online News Association and AIGA.


In her spare time, Nancy enjoys running, cycling, swimming, skiing, and other outdoor pursuits, volunteering in her community, reading, and spending time with her family.


SXSW 2019: Business Value of Design, Curiosity & Audio Branding

My second time visiting South by Southwest (SXSW) was once again an incredible experience. There is no energy like that of Austin during this annual event. The streets were swarming with people eager to learn and network. The convention center was full of trade show vendors from industries ranging from...

mHealth: Hope or hype? What should Pharma expect?

What is mHealth? It’s a group of technology offerings that include wearables, apps, and medical devices that connect to your phone or any mobile or wireless device that enhances personal health. I’m sure most of you reading this have had some experience with wearables. Perhaps you use them to tell...

Is pharma missing its social media moment?

Here’s a snippet of a conversation I had about seven years ago with a particularly nervous promotional review team that was considering the value of developing a presence on Twitter: “If we create a profile and all these people follow us, and all these people post adverse events, how will...

Athletes & Dietary Supplements: Where’s the Regulation?

It’s no question that steroid use and doping is a major problem in professional and college sports. In the 2018 preseason the NFL had 14 performance enhancing drugs (PED) related suspensions. The MLB had four such suspensions the most prominent being 8x MLB All-Star Robinson Cano. However, none of these...