Heidi Lapka

Executive Director

Role at Bostrom

Since joining Bostrom in 2004, Heidi has worked for numerous clients in various capacities, including marketing and communications, graphic design and meeting management. Heidi currently serves as Executive Director for the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS). Her primary responsibilities include overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Heidi has extensive experience with membership relations; meeting registration and various elements of meeting plan; writing and managing newsletters, websites and electronic communications, helping to promote and manage meetings from registration to onsite support.


Prior to joining Bostrom, Heidi was editor at the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce; communications specialist for the Airline Pilots Association United Master Executive Council; and associate editor for PIMA’s Papermaker Magazine. Heidi received her B.A. degree in English and French from Illinois State University and her M.S. degree in Written Communications from National Louis University.


  • Running
  • Reading

Favorite Places in Chicago

  • Anywhere along the lakefront