Stephanie Heinatz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Consociate Media, has been named to the Board of Directors for the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.
The local chamber is the Virginia Peninsula’s leading business advocacy organization that works to create an environment to stimulate economic growth and development within the region. Its Board of Directors includes professionals from Virginia Natural Gas, Virginia Tech, Christopher Newport University, Hampton University and Virginia Peninsula Community College. Several nonprofit leaders and business leaders are also on the Board.
“Consociate Media was founded on the principle of collaboration,” Heinatz said. “We are stronger together when we connect our people and organizations to champion the regional assets that distinguish this special place we live and work. I’m humbled and honored to join the Board and look forward to contributing to its vision.”
Heinatz founded the marketing management firm headquartered in Gloucester Point in 2011 and grew it from a one-woman business to a multi-million company that represents clients from multiple sectors, including municipalities, economic development authorities, nonprofits and small businesses.
Specializations within Consociate range from nonprofit development to marketing, tourism, advocacy, food and beverage, wine and craft beer. Virginia Business Magazine recognized the company with a team of 12 employees as one of the Best Places to Work in 2022.
Heinatz is a graduate of Christopher Newport University and the former chairwoman of the Gloucester Community Foundation and the Gloucester Main Street Foundation. She was appointed to the Mary Ball Washington Region 6 Council of GO Virginia, the statewide initiative to create more high paying jobs in the Commonwealth through business-led regional collaboration. Heinatz received the Greater Williamsburg Chamber’s 2023 15 Under 50 distinction that honors up-and-coming business and civic leaders earlier this year.