Lauren Ann Heller, 49, Former Disney Marketing VP, Dies

Ex-VP at Taco Bell Ran Her Own Marketing Consulting Firm for the Past Five Years

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NEW YORK ( -- Lauren Ann Heller, a former VP of alliance marketing for the Walt Disney Company, died on Nov. 24 in Corona del Mar, Calif., according to her family. She was 49.

Lauren Ann Heller
Lauren Ann Heller
Following her four-year stint at Disney, Ms. Heller opened a small marketing consulting firm in Corona del Mar in May 2005. Prior to that, she was VP of media, entertainment and licensing & beverages for Taco Bell for nearly a decade.

After graduating from Ohio State University, Ms. Heller began her career as a media planner and supervisor for ad agencies such as Marsteller.

She is survived by mother Joan Heller, sisters Susan Heller and Karen Heller Menachem, sister-in-law Yuda, and godchild Alex Posa. The cause of death was undisclosed.

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