Heckman is a Manager at Noble Properties, Inc., a commercial real estate development, investment, and management company based in Atlanta.
She is a Trustee of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc., an independent, nonprofit institute headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Founded in 1945, the Noble Foundation conducts direct operations, including assisting farmers and ranchers, and conducting plant science research and agricultural programs, to enhance agricultural productivity regionally, nationally, and internationally. She is also President of the Atlanta-based Lloyd and Vivian Noble Foundation.
Heckman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs from Southern Methodist University.