Vice President, Communications
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
As Vice President of communications for global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Bianca Olson leads internal and external communications for the company including thought leadership programming, crisis communications and media relations as well as corporate social media engagement. Bianca has 15 years of expertise in corporate public relations and reputation management, executive communications, strategic media relations and community engagement.
Prior to joining HMH, Bianca was a senior managing director at RF|Binder Partners, Inc., a member of the Ruder Finn Group. There she oversaw strategic corporate and consumer communications programs and media campaigns for Fortune 500 companies across a range of industries, including Bank of America and McGraw-Hill. Prior to joining RF|Binder, Bianca held senior communications roles at Hill & Knowlton Inc., a WPP company, and FitzGerald Communications, now part of Fleishman-Hillard. Her experience includes consumer and business technology outreach programming, event management and competitive positioning for clients such as Hewlett Packard, Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers, ABSOLUT, QVC, Sirius Satellite Radio, Smarterkids.com and others.