Heather is the CEO of Run the World, which she launched in 2015 to help progressives, especially women, have the resources to run and win their campaigns for elected office. Previously, she also served as a political consultant and fundraiser for progressive non-profits and political organizations for almost 20 years, including Planned Parenthood, EMILY’s List, and the Human Rights Campaign.
In the 2012 cycle, Heather was a senior advisor for Women on the Obama for America campaign and a political advisor to EMILY’s List. Recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in the 2012 Elections, she played a significant role in the election of Tammy Baldwin to the U.S. Senate. Heather also managed the successful re-election campaign of Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. While a member of the EMILY’s List training team, she trained over 3,500 people on how to become successful fundraisers.
Heather graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in Political Science and now resides in Madison, WI, where she’s always looking for new ways to shatter a glass ceiling or two.